Widener Law Hosts Academic Support and Bar Programs Workshop
Alice Eakin and Web Editor - Published: May 6, 2009
academic support1 Professor Hillary Burgess of Hofstra Law School discussed "conversational prejudice," a topic focusing on how gender and cultural assumptions can influence conversational styles during counseling sessions. academic support1 Professors Larasz Moody of Villanova Law School, Heather Zuber of Western State University College of Law, Louis Schulze of New England Law, and Hillary Burgess of Hofstra Law School, enjoy a moment of conversation during the Workshop.
On Friday, April 24th, The Academic Support and Bar Programs offices hosted a workshop for law school academic support and bar program professionals from around the country. The Workshop allowed participants to share innovative techniques for supporting academic and bar success. Professor Maryann Brown, Co-Director of Academic Support Programs on the Delaware campus, provided introductory and welcoming remarks.

Widener presenters included Professor Anna Hemingway, Director of Academic Support on the Harrisburg campus. Professor Hemingway discussed the benefits of first-year academic support classes and the design considerations necessary for such course offerings. Professor Micah Yarbrough, Director of Bar Programs on the Delaware campus, presented on the post-graduation costs associated with taking a bar examination and the importance of advance counseling on these matters so students can plan effectively. Professor Alice Eakin, Co-Director of Academic Support Programs on the Delaware campus, discussed note-taking in a digital age, with an emphasis on learning theory, metacognition, and the benefits and drawbacks of laptops in the classroom.

Other presenters included Professor Louis Schulze, from New England Law; Professor Alison Nissen, from Rutgers-Camden School of Law; Professor Shahabudeen Khan, from Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University; Professor LaRasz Moody from Villanova Law School; Professor Debra R. Cohen, from the University of Baltimore School of Law; Professor Hillary Burgess, from Hofstra Law School; and Professor Heather Zuber, from Western State University College of Law.