Academic Enhancement Program

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 can be steeper than expected because the study of law is unique and challenging.

 

Orientation

  • Skills Assessment (all 1Ls are required to complete the study skills assessment listed below)

    • Learning and Study Skills Assessment (LASSI). See instructions here.

    • Deadline: September 9, 2014. 

  • AEP Skills Workshop at Orientation:

    • “Study Strategies for Understanding Civil Procedure, Contracts and Criminal Law” on Thursday or Friday of Orientation Week. See schedule here.

  • Contracts Study Group: 

    • Contracts is one of four 1L classes for the Fall Semester. These are out-of-classroom, structured discussion groups, meant to help all 1Ls further clarify the often complex legal concepts in the law of Contracts. All 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend a skills presentation on study groups by Associate Dean Gaines on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12 noon. See schedule and description here

1L

2L

  • Skills Workshop

  • Academic Self-Assessment

    • The goal of the Academic Self-Assessment is two-fold:

      • (i) To assist you in an honest self-reflection exercise about your academic performance from last semester

      • (ii) To strategize a plan that will position you to perform better this semester and beyond 

    • Objectives of the Academic Self-Assessment exercise

      • Identify obstacles from the previous semester that impacted your ability to attain your full potential

      • Evaluate current course load

      • Create a plan for success for each class you are currently taking for this semester

    • Academic Self-Assessment Fillable Form 

3L

  • Skills Workshop

  • Academic Self-Assessment

    • The goal of the Academic Self-Assessment is two-fold:

      • (i) To assist you in an honest self-reflection exercise about your academic performance from last semester

      • (ii) To strategize a plan that will position you to perform better this semester and beyond 

    • Objectives of the Academic Self-Assessment exercise

      • Identify obstacles from the previous semester that impacted your ability to attain your full potential

      • Evaluate current course load

      • Create a plan for success for each class you are currently taking for this semester

    • Academic Self-Assessment Fillable Form 

  • Bar Exam Prep

LLM

  • Skills Workshop

  • LLM-LI students taking any J.D. class are encouraged to take advantage of skills workshops provided by the AEP.  Browse the schedule and read through the workshop descriptions to determine which workshops are relevant to you.

  • Bar Exam Prep

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for the Fall 2014 Semester

Official Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

 

August
Sunday           Monday           Tuesday          Wednesday     Thursday         Friday              Saturday
          8/1 8/2
8/3 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7 8/8 8/9
8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16
8/17 8/18 8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22 8/23
8/24 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29 8/30
8/31            

 

September
  9/1 9/2 9/3
Workshop:
Learn to Read Legal Texts Like an Expert (Think like a Lawyer)
12:05 p.m
Room 5240
9/4
Workshop:
Study Groups: What are They and How to Get the Best Out of Them
12:05 p.m
Room 5240
 
9/5 9/6
9/7 9/8
Workshop:
Effective Habits of High-Achieving Law Students 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/9
Workshop:
Effective Habits of High-Achieving Law Students 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
Deadline:
complete the LASSI
9/10 9/11 9/12
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
9/13
9/14 9/15
Workshop:
Learning the Law through Self 
Knowledge 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/16
Workshop:
Learning the Law through Self 
Knowledge 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/17 9/18 9/19
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
9/20
9/21 9/22
Workshop:
Organizing Your Course Materials (“Outlining”) 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/23
Workshop:
Organizing Your Course Materials (“Outlining”) 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/24 9/25 9/26
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
9/27
9/28 9/29
Workshop:
The Art of Spotting Legal Issues for Essay Questions 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
9/30
Workshop:
The Art of Spotting Legal Issues for Essay Questions 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
       

 

October
      10/1 10/2 10/3
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
10/4
10/5 10/6
Workshop:
Legal Analysis for
Answering Law Essay
Questions 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/7
Workshop:
Legal Analysis for
Answering Law Essay
Questions 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/8 10/9 10/10
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
10/11
10/12 10/13
Workshop:
Law Library
Research Tools 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/14
Workshop:
Law Library 
​Research Tools 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/15 10/16 10/17
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
10/18
10/19 10/20
Workshop:
Blue-booking for
Scholarly Papers 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/21
Workshop:
Blue-booking for 
​Scholarly Papers 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/22 10/23 10/24
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
10/25
10/26 10/27
Workshop:
Preparing and Studying
for Law Exams 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/28
Workshop:
Preparing and Studying 
​for Law Exams 
12:05 p.m
Room 5229
10/29
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
10/30 10/31
Contracts Study Groups
(click here for more information)
12:00 p.m
 

 

November
            11/1
11/2 11/3 11/4 11/5 11/6 11/7 11/8
11/9 11/10 11/11 11/12 11/13 11/14 11/15
11/16 11/17 11/18 11/19 11/20 11/21 11/22
11/23 11/24 11/25 11/26 11/27 11/28 11/29
11/30            

 

December
  12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/6
12/7 12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11 12/12 12/13
12/14 12/15 12/16 12/17 12/18 12/19 12/20
12/21 12/22 12/23 12/24 12/25 12/26 12/27
12/28 12/29 12/30 12/31      

     

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