Academic Skills Program
Our Academic Skills Program enables all students to succeed in law school.
The Director of Academic Skills Nancy C. Kraybill and Assistant Teaching Professor and Writing Specialist Clare Keefe Coleman work with students individually, in small groups and in workshops on core academic skills such as legal writing and analysis, study skills, time and stress management and exam-taking skills.
We develop individualized programs for students who seek support and we work with them to track their progress. We also offer workshops targeted to the unique needs of first, second and third year students.
The program begins for 1Ls in August during Orientation, where students get an overview of the first-year law school experience, and continues during the Fall Workshop Series.
Workshops continue during the Spring semester for 1Ls and offer a broad array of academic skills that improve academic performance.
Our support for students does not end there. We also help students prepare for the all-important bar exam.
Bar Exam Preparation for 3Ls
Bar Exam Workshop series informs 3Ls about the bar exam and helps them prepare for this critical assessment. Representatives from the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Examiners take part, explaining the exam and the character and fitness determinations.
Additional programs include:
- Writing Strategies for the Bar, the law school's for-credit bar course
- Workshops on different components of the bar exam (essay questions, multiple choice questions, and the performance test)
- A for-credit class on advanced legal writing with an emphasis on the bar exam
- Events including Introduction to the Bar Exam at 1L orientation, bar review vendor fairs, speakers addressing the MPRE and more.
More information on bar preparation »