Workshop for 1Ls: How to pull information together for class and exams


WHEN: 10/16


WHERE: Law School


WHY: Starting on Friday, September 25, the Law School is offering a series of three workshops to all 1L students. The workshops have short-term and long-term goals. The short –term goals are to help students read legal materials more efficiently, organize and analyze legal information more effectively and present their legal analysis and conclusions more concisely.   Building these academic skills should lead to better performance as a student as well as better preparation for the practice of law and for taking bar exams in the future.


We strongly recommend that all 1L students attend one of the workshops in each category: reading, organizing information and preparing for exams. We have scheduled the workshops so that you can attend regularly scheduled Friday classes and still participate in a workshop.


Here is the next workshop in the series of three workshops. Please save these dates and times.



Organizing legal information: On Friday, October 16, Professor Michael Hunter Schwartz will conduct workshops on organizing legal information at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 in Room 2260.  Professor Schwartz is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development at Washburn University School of Law, and the author of Expert Learning for Law Students.  His expertise focuses on law student learning. He is the author of two books designed to help students in law school, on the bar exams and in practice.  Professor Schwartz presents alternatives to outlining for students. He is also the co-author with Denise Riebe of Pass the Bar.

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Preparing for exams: On Friday, November 6, LaRasz Moody, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs at Villanova Law School will work with students at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 in Room 2260. Dean Moody is a 2002 graduate of this law School and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago. At UWLS she was a member of the Wisconsin Women Law Journal and participated in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.  For more information:


Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Students and Academic Affairs on October 1, 2009

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