ASP Workshops are open to all law students on a voluntary basis. The workshops are designed to cover a variety of skills and strategies to help students to be successful. The workshops are sequenced in a progression to build students’ skills throughout the year. Although the workshops are designed primarily for first-year students, the workshops are open to upper class students who are interested in continuing to refine and polish their skills. The topics covered in the fall include demystifying the law school classroom, outlining, and preparing for and writing exams. The topics covered in the spring include avoiding common errors on exams, written and oral argumentation, and logic in legal argument. Please access the Past Workshop Materials for examples.
Academic Success Program Spring 2014 Workshops
The Academic Success Program will offer several workshops this spring. The workshops will focus on the skills fundamental to success in law school from the first day of class to final exams and beyond. Each workshop will be presented on a weekday and on the weekend. The workshops are open to all students, and all students are strongly encouraged to attend these important presentations.
Improving Exam Performance: Reviewing Common Missteps on Fall Semester's Exam Answers
Presented by Professor Ed Butterfoss
Saturday, January 25
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, January 30
11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
This workshop will help you learn what you can do to improve your performance. Professor Butterfoss will use examples of actual student exams to illustrate mistakes students commonly make and to explain what steps to take to avoid these errors in the future. Professor Butterfoss will also review IRAC as it pertains to exams, and he will give you a chance to apply what you have learned.
A Litigator's Craft: Persuasion in Briefing and Oral Arguments
Presented by Professor Allen Blair
Saturday, March 1
4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4
11:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
In this workshop, Professor Allen Blair will discuss five concrete strategies for enhancing the persuasiveness of your arguments, both written and oral.
For more information, contact Director of Academic Success Alice Silkey
via email or at 651-523-3012.