Second year students who want to improve their academic performance may make appointments for individual counseling with Academic Success Professors Maryann Brown
or Alice Eakin
. Students may also use the resources in the ASP Resource Library
, which include commercial practice exam resources and study guides for upper level law school courses such as Business Organizations, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Family Law, and Federal Tax.
Academic Success Program offerings for second year students also include the following courses, which are designed to help students perform to their fullest academic potential: Intensive Legal Analysis
(ILA) is a graded, two-credit course required for students entering their second year of law school with a gpa below 2.5. This course is designed to enhance academic achievement by helping students excel in rule-based reasoning skill areas. ILA is taught in small sections of up to 15 students to allow for individualized feedback on at least five graded exams and a number of ungraded assignments. Students also conference with their professor three times during the semester to develop targeted strategies and to review progress.Advanced Analytical Applications
(AAA) is a graded, two-credit course required for students entering their second year of law school with a gpa between 2.5 and 2.69. Developed and taught by Professor Pam Perry
, this course also has small sections to allow for more individualized feedback. Students taking AAA are challenged to achieve excellence in exam answering techniques through numerous exam writing opportunities and other assignments designed to improve academic achievement.