Student Affairs

Academic Enrichment

For many students, one of the most (potentially) stressful moments of your law school career occurs when you receive your first semester grades in your 1L year.  You might be wondering:

  • What can I do to improve?
  • How can I repeat my successes?
  • How do grades impact my career choices?
  • How should I feel about my performance?
  • How can I maintain a positive attitude and cultivate a resilient spirit?

Academic Enrichment Workshops:

Making Sense of Your 1L Grades:

The Office of Student Affairs would like to invite you to a discussion on these issues and more, on January 29 from 12:25 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall. The program will begin with a panel discussion on making sense of 1L grades led by representatives of the Office of Academic Services, and the Office of Career Services, among others. The program will aim to:

  • Debunk the biggest myths about first semester exam performance
  • Discuss strategies for improving exam performance
  • Implore you to forget short-term New Year's Resolutions—develop lasting, productive habits
  • Introduce law school resources for broad, balanced success in academics and beyond

WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

                                   12:25-1:50 p.m.

                                   Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor, Vanderbilt Hall


Previous Academic Enrichment Workshops:

Making Sense of 1L Grades

Looking Back: Anatomy of an Exam Answer

Looking Forward: Study Skills

Exam Taking Without Tears: Strategies for Getting it Right


The Office of Student Affairs is ready to help you answer your questions by connecting you to many available resources.

As you begin or continue to navigate your law school career, we wanted to highlight just some of the resources that will help you along the way. We encourage you to take advantage of the following resources and other programs that we will offer throughout the year.

Don’t be afraid to ask your faculty members questions. The faculty is here to support you, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and visit with them during their office hours.

You are surrounded by a wonderful resource—your classmates. Consider studying in a group or at the very least approach your peers with questions. You’ll find they have questions too.

Use your Teaching Assistants. The students chosen to be teaching assistants are very gifted and can be tremendously helpful, so don’t hesitate to bring questions and concerns to them.

Use other peer resources. Many student groups provide academic resources including workshops on outlining and exam taking. In addition, the SBA maintains example outlines that are helpful.

To learn more about the confidential tutoring program, contact

Last Update 1/16/14