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, GRAs are available for two hours each week to answer study skills topics.

Fall 2016 Schedule

Topic Date Time, GRA/Professor and Location Time, GRA/Professor and Location
Lecture: Preparing for a Law School Class (Orientation) Monday, Aug. 8  Kerew
Lecture: The Law School Classroom Experience (Orientation) Monday, Aug. 8
Tuesday, Aug. 9
 Timmons
Workshop: Case Briefing, Note Taking, and Reviewing after Class
This workshop will focus on the above skills based on a previous contracts class and a case assigned for a future contracts class.
Monday,Aug. 22 Noon to 1 p.m.
Ali (Room 341)
Hawkins (Room 241)
5-5:50 p.m.
Parham (Room 242)
Student Panel:
Study Groups
Monday,
Aug. 29
Noon-12:50 p.m. (Room 241) and

5-5:50 p.m. 

(Room 242)

Lecture: Outlining Monday,
Sept. 12
 Noon-12:50 p.m. Kerew (Room 241) 5-5:50 p.m.

Kerew (242)

Workshop: Traditional Outline Structure
This workshop will focus on how to approach outlining using a traditional outline form to put together and study class material.
Monday, Sept. 19  Noon to 1 p.m.

Ali (Room 341)

Hawkins (Room 241)

5-5:50 p.m.
Parham
(Room 242)
Workshop: Additional Outline Strategies
This workshop will focus on the use of charts, diagrams, and other outline forms to put together and study class material.
 Monday, Sept. 26  Noon to 1 p.m.

Ali (Room 341)
Hawkins (Room 241)

 

5-5:50 p.m. Parham (Room 242)

Lecture: Exam Preparation

Monday, Oct. 10  Noon to 1 p.m. Kerew (Room 241) 5-5:50 p.m.

Kerew
(Room 242)

Workshop (Exam Preparation): The "I" in IRAC: Focus on Issue Spotting
This workshop will use short hypotheticals to help students practice issue spotting.
Monday, Oct. 17  Noon to 1 p.m.

Ali (Room 341)

Hawkins (Room 241)

5-5:50 p.m.

Parham
(Room 242)

Workshop (Exam Preparation): 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).  Monday, Oct. 24

 

 Noon to 1 p.m.

Ali (Room 341)

Hawkins (Room 241)

 

 

5-5:50 p.m.

Parham
(Room 242)

BLSA Practice Exam Saturday, Oct. 30 TBD
BLSA Panel: Exam Taking Week of Oct. 31 12:10-1 p.m.

Students & Professors

5-5:50 p.m

Students & Professors

Lecture: Exam Taking Tuesday, Nov. 10 12:10-1 p.m.

Kerew

5-5:50 p.m.

Kerew

Workshop (Exam Taking): 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.
Monday, Nov. 7 Noon to 1 p.m.

Ali (Room 341)

Hawkins (Room 241)

 5-5:50 p.m.

Parham (Room 242)

 

Fall 2016 Workshops: Focus Classes and ASA GRAs

Class Time Day Professor GRA Room
 Contracts 1 1:15-2:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday Milich Umarah Ali 341
 Contracts 1  1:15-2:30 p.m.  Monday-Wednesday Stephens Kianna Hawkins 241
 Contracts 1 6-8:45 p.m. Monday Taylor Allison Parham 242