“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives-- choices, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle.
The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) is a collaborative effort involving law school administration, faculty and students with the goal of assisting all students in developing the critical experiences and skills necessary for academic success in law school and beyond. The AEP program is designed to promote academic excellence through enhancement and supportive services for students at all levels of academic performance. For first year students, the learning curve for mastering the law school curriculum could be steeper than expected because the study of law is unique and challenging.
The primary goal of the Academic Enhancement Program is to equip all law students with foundational academic, learning, and study skills essential to a successful law school experience. The AEP also assists students to be competitive for Law Journal Write-ons and Moot Court Competitions.
Assist first year students to make the adjustment to law school curriculum through skills workshops and academic skills counseling.
Provide opportunities to all students to enhance their academic experiences by offering skills-building lectures, workshops, and activities for second, third, and graduate students.
Learning Outcomes for Students
Students learn a variety of academic, learning, and study skills essential for smooth transition to law school.
Students acquire strategies for effective and intentional learning.
Students learn non-academic tips for succeeding in Law School sooner rather than later.
Students are able to engage in reflective self-assessment to strategize for academic success.
Students are better prepared to compete for Law Journals and Moot Court.
What students are saying:
"AEP is a vital resource for students. Let incoming students and applicants know about the AEP as soon as possible" (1L Survey comment, Spring 2012)
"AEP is a semester-long orientation that helps me survive law school." (1L Survey comment, Fall 2011)
the sessions I learned key
attributes of being a successful law
student… I viewed the sessions as
acquiring the tools necessary to
navigate my first year and not have
to wait until grades came back to
realize I did things the wrong way.”
– Brian McCall, Fall 2010
"The time management workshop was the most helpful because I found that I was wasting a lot of time during the day. After the time management workshop, I created both a weekly and long-term schedule that allowed me to be productive with my time and plan ahead for future classes and assignments.” –Valyncia Raphael, Fall 2010