The Academic Success Program is designed to assist students, especially first-year students, in developing the study skills necessary for law school success. The program involves a lecture presented by professor Kendall Kerew addressing each skill followed by interactive workshops led by Academic Success Program GRAs designed to demonstrate those skills in the context of a yearlong substantive class. In addition to the lectures and workshops, ASP GRAs are available for two hours each week to answer study skills topics.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Topic Date Time, GRA/Professor and Location Time, GRA/Professor and Location
Lecture: Preparing for a Law School Class (Orientation) Monday, Aug. 7  Kerew
Lecture: The Law School Classroom Experience (Orientation) Monday, Aug. 7
Tuesday, Aug. 8
 Timmons
Workshop: Case Briefing, Note Taking, and Reviewing after Class (Week 1)
This workshop will focus on the above skills based on a previous contracts class and a case assigned for a future contracts class.
Wednesday, Aug. 16 Noon to
12:50 p.m. Parham
(Room 341)  Robinson
(Room 242)
 Thursday,
Aug. 17
Winn
(Room 342)
Wednesday, Aug. 23,
10:30-
11:20 a.m.
Winn
(Room 342)
Student Panel:
Study Groups (Week 2)
Monday,
Aug. 21
Noon to
12:50 p.m.
(and via Zoom videoconferencing)
 Kerew

(Room 341)

Lecture: Outlining (Week 5) Monday,
Sept. 11
 Noon-12:50 p.m.(and via Zoom videoconferencing) Kerew
(Room 341)
Workshop: Outlining (Week 7)
This workshop will focus on how to approach outlining using a traditional outline form to put together and study class material.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 Noon to
12:50 p.m. Parham
(Room 341) Robinson
(Room 242)
 Saturday,
Sept. 30,
Noon to
12:50 p.m.
Winn
(Room 341)
Lecture: The Law School Exam (Week 10)

Monday, Oct. 16  Noon to
12:50 p.m.
(and via Zoom videoconferencing)
Kerew
(Room 341)
Workshop Exam Preparation (Week 11): The "I" in IRAC: Focus on Issue Spotting
This workshop will use short hypotheticals to help students practice issue spotting.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 Noon to
12:50 p.m. Parham
(Room 341) Robinson
(Room 242)
10:30-11:20 a.m. Winn (Room 242)

Saturday,
Oct. 28,
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Winn
(Room 341)

Workshop Exam Preparation (Week 12): The "A" in IRAC: Focus on Application/Analysis – This workshop will use short hypotheticals to help students practice analysis. In particular, students will gain a better understanding of the essential elements of analysis by examining answers to the hypotheticals (both complete and incomplete).  Wednesday, Nov. 1

 

Noon to
12:50 p.m. Parham
(Room 341) Robinson
(Room 242)
10:30-11:20 a.m. Winn (Room 242)

Thursday,
Nov. 2,
7:45-8:35 p.m.
Winn
(Room 341)

BLSA Practice Exam
(End of Week 12)
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 Breakfast
available at 8 a.m.
 TBD
Workshop (Exam Taking, Week 13): Putting It All Together
Reading the Exam Question and Developing an Organized Answer – This workshop will use a longer hypothetical supplied to students in advance. Students will be encouraged to answer the hypothetical on their own under exam conditions in advance. The workshop will guide students in evaluating their ability to follow instructions, answer the call of the question, organize, issue spot and analyze. In addition, it will focus on answers to the hypotheticals (both complete and incomplete, organized and disorganized) so that students can get a sense of where their analysis needs improvement.
Wednesday, Nov. 8 Noon to
12:50 p.m. Parham
(Room 341) Robinson
(Room 242)
10:30-11:20 a.m. Winn (Room 242)

Thursday,
Nov. 9,
7:45-8:35 p.m.
Winn
(Room 341)

BLSA Practice Exam Panel: Exam Taking (Week 12)  Noon-12:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9  and via (Zoom videoconferencing)  Room 241

 

Fall 2017 Workshops: Focus Classes and ASP GRAs

Class Time Day Professor GRA Room
 Contracts 1 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday Taylor Allison Parham
 Contracts 1 10:30-11:45 a.m Tuesday-Thursday Stephens Shakil Robinson
 Contracts 1 6-8:45 p.m. Wednesday Milich Erin Winn