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Academic Success Program

Georgia State Law’s Academic Success Program gives you the tools you need to remain in good standing and succeed in law school. During the program’s Study Skills Series, professors present skills and tips every law student will use throughout his or her time in school. In addition, ASP student assistants offer interactive workshops that integrate those competencies with assistance in the first year, required substantive coursework, giving you the aptitude to do your best from day one. We are all invested in your success.

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Sample Lectures and Workshops

Lecture: Preparing for a Law School Class
Workshop: Preparing for a Law School Class Revisited

  • Case Briefing focuses on briefing a case using the one discussed in class.

Lecture: Outlining
Workshops: Outlining

  • Traditional Outline Structure will focus on how to approach outlining using a traditional outline form to put together and study class material.
  • Additional Outline Strategies will focus on the use of charts, diagrams and other outline forms to put together and study class material.

Lecture: Exam Preparation
Workshops: Exam Preparation

  • The “I” in IRAC: Focus on Issue Spotting will use short hypotheticals to help students practice issue spotting.
  • The “A” in IRAC: Focus on Application/Analysis will use short hypotheticals to help students practice analysis. In particular, students will gain a better understanding of the essential elements of analysis by examining answers to the hypotheticals (both complete and incomplete).

Lecture: Exam Taking
Workshops: Exam Taking

  • Putting it all Together, Reading the Exam Question & Developing an Organized Answer will use a longer hypothetical supplied to students in advance. Students are encouraged to answer the hypothetical on their own under exam conditions in advance of the workshop. This workshop will guide students in evaluating their ability to follow instructions, answer the call of the question, organize, issue spot, and analyze. In addition, it will focus on answers to the hypotheticals (both complete and incomplete, organized and disorganized) so that students can get a sense of where their analysis is incomplete.
 
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