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?
1L Academic Midterm Check-up: Practical advice from upper level students for assessing your progress and maximizing your performance:
NEW DATE and TIME: Monday, October 22, 2012
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210
Save the Date. The Milbank Tweed Vice Dean's Forum on October 31 will provide information and advice on exam preparation.
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.
The Office of Student Affairs also offers a tutoring service to assist students in their academic pursuits. In order to maintain equity during the first semester of law school, the Office of Student Affairs does not offer tutoring to first semester, first year students. Student tutoring becomes available to students after completing one semester of law school.
To learn more about the confidential tutoring program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.