Attend a Workshop
During the fall and spring semesters, the Academic Excellence Program offers workshops intended to help students develop the skills they need to achieve their personal best and become self-reliant. The workshops cover a range of skills, including case reading, case briefing, learning strategies, legal analysis, outlining, and exam preparation and taking.
All first-year students may attend the Academic Excellence Workshops. Although attendance is voluntary, we encourage students to attend.
Skills Workshops’ Schedule for Fall 2016
Crush your Final Exams Workshop
Improving Exam Performance: Reviewing Common Missteps on Fall Semester’s Exam Answers
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream: Preparing for success on your first law school exams: Prof. Ed Butterfoss
This Exam Preparation Workshop was held Oct. 31, 2016.
“I work full-time and am a single mother. [I] have significantly less time to study compared to some of my classmates. Your [outline strategies], while they took time to [implement], actually saved me time in the long term because I was outlining the correct way. I knew the right way to analyze the material, ask the right questions, and really get in-depth in my analysis on the exams.”
“I took all your all your workshops this semester and they really paid off for me. I raised my Contracts grade an entire letter grade … and raised my Torts grade from a C+ to a B. I know this improvement was a direct result of your workshops.”