About the AEP

AEP Staff and Contact Information

Moji E. Olaniyan, J.D.,Assistant Dean and Director

Ben Heidke, Program Coordinator

Location: 6212, Law Building, Madison, WI 53706-1496
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact: 608-890-3830 or aep@law.wisc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

LASSI l Skills Workshops l AEP Study Groups l One-on-one Appointments

LASSI: Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

Q: What is LASSI?

A: LASSI is an online assessment tool which assesses skill-sets proven to help students maximize academic performance and be strategic learners.

Q: Am I required to take the LASSI?

A: Yes, all incoming 1Ls are required to take the LASSI.

Q: What happens after I take the LASSI?

A: Your results will be emailed to you after completing the assessment. The AEP also gets a copy.

Q: If I have questions about my LASSI results, who can I discuss them with?

A: You may discuss your results with the AEP Assistant Dean by scheduling an appointment.

Skills Workshops

Q: What are AEP skills workshops?

A: AEP skills workshops are designed to equip students, sooner rather than later, with academic, learning, and study skills needed to master the law school curriculum.

Q: Do I need to register for each skills workshop?

A: No, registration is not required. Reminders are sent out on fliers and by email a week ahead. An email reminder is also sent within 24 hours of the scheduled workshop. Watch for these reminders.

Q: Am I required to attend these skills workshops?

A: No, participation is voluntary but we strongly recommend you attend all workshops because 1Ls get study and exam tips that are not readily available elsewhere.

Q: What skills workshops are offered?

A: The skills workshop schedule and workshop descriptions will be posted here at the beginning of each semester.

Q: Can I eat lunch during a skills workshop?

A: Yes, you may eat lunch during a workshop because workshops are typically scheduled over lunch.

Q: What if I miss a skills workshop?

A: If you miss a workshop, you may come to the AEP office (6210) to pick up any handouts that were given out during the workshop. Listen to past workshops. Note: Individual appointments are typically not available to discuss missed workshops.

AEP Study Groups

Q: What are study groups?

A: AEP study groups are structured weekly discussion led by a 2L (or a 3L) who had taken the class with the same professor previously. They are designed to provide opportunities for you to further clarify topics or to discuss practice questions provided by the professor.

One-on-One Appointments with AEP Assistant Dean

Q: What can I discuss with the AEP Assistant Dean?

A: Some topics that you may want to discuss are: LASSI results, individualized study strategies, outlining, exam prep, exam-writing skills, time-management tips, grade follow-up, stress management and any other related topics.

Q: How do I schedule an appointment?

A: Click on the schedule an appointment link.

Q: Can I make a same day appointment?

A: No. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance unless it is highly time sensitive that needs immediate attention.

Q: Are walk-in appointments available?

A: Sometimes; days/times will be posted.

AEP Library Resources

Q: What library resources are available?

A: View the list of AEP library resources.

Q: Can I check out library resources?

A: Yes, AEP library resources are available for check out. Please bring your student ID.

Q: How long can I keep them?

A: AEP library resources are available to be checked out for 3-weeks, unless another student is requesting the library resource. During exam period, library resources are available for 2-day check-out (but renewable).

Q: What if I forget to renew or return my library resources?

A: It is a privilege for UW law students to be able to borrow AEP study aids and other library resources. Continued abuse of AEP library and rental policy may lead to suspension or termination from borrowing AEP library resources. View the AEP library resources expectation of student users for more information.

Exam Period at the AEP

Q: What is the "Exam Period" at AEP?

A: The last 5-6 weeks of each semester the AEP calls Exam Period. It means:

  • Room 6113 is reserved as a quiet space to study (8:00am - 5:00pm, M-F)
  • Healthy snacks (brain food) are provided for students using the AEP exam prep resources.
  • Practice questions and mode answers are available (Bus. Orgs. I, Civil Procedure, Torts, and Property).
  • UW law past exam and student answers. These materials may not be removed from the AEP and is based on an honor-system.
  • One-on-one exam prep appointments with AEP Assistant Dean is encouraged to establish individual study and exam prep strategies.

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