Capital University Law School’s Academic Success Program eases the transition into law school. Because study methods that may have been successful at the undergraduate level may not be as successful in the law school setting, the Academic Success Program offers a wide range of information to help CapLaw students maximize their potential for achievement.
For Incoming Students The Academic Success Program begins with a program for incoming students shortly before fall classes begin and continues throughout the first year of law school. The summer pre-matriculation program takes place during several days and introduces new students to law school. During the program, the students:
During the Fall and Spring Semesters During the fall and spring semesters, the Academic Success Program hosts a variety of workshops open to all first-year students. The workshops are lecture- and exercise-based and cover topics such as managing time, reading and briefing case law, performing under the Socratic method, note taking, participating in study groups, creating course summaries, conducting legal analysis, managing stress and preparing for exams. In addition, individual skills counseling sessions are available with the Director and Professor of the Academic Success Program to identify study skills that may need further development and to create and execute an individualized plan to achieve academic improvement using those skills.
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