Academic Success Workshops–Fall 2012
Each Workshop is given twice a week!
WEEK ONE – How to Succeed in Law School – Room 236
Tuesday, August 28 or Thursday, August 30 – 12:40-1:40
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An overview of the skills and habits you need to do your best in law school, including tips on time management, class participation, and planning for exams. Pizza will be served!
WEEK TWO – Exam-Focused Reading, Notes, and Participation – Room 236
Tuesday, September 4 or Thursday, September 6 – 12:40-1:40
In college, reading, note-taking, and class attendance is usually passive – students read the textbook, go to class, listen to a lecture, take notes, and then regurgitate the information for the exam (and whoever remembers the most stuff gets the “A”). Since law school exams reward legal analysis, not rote memorization, you need to learn how to read “like a lawyer” and “activate” your notes for your exams.
WEEK THREE – Outlines: Succeeding on Exams – Room 236
Tuesday, September 11 or Thursday, September 13 – 12:40-1:40
You’ll hear a lot about class outlines, and every year students say that they wished they had started them earlier. This Workshop will teach you how to make an effective one.
LATER IN THE SEMESTER:
How to Write an Exam I (Basics), How to Write an Exam II (Walkthrough), and Simulated Exams – Work on law school questions under Simulated Exam conditions.
Tuesdays with Lexis
Sept. 4th “Lexpo” – Quick expo style intro to a variety of Lexis features demoed by fellow students
Sept. 11th There’s An App For That: Researching Lexis on Mobile Apps
Sept. 18th State Statutes: TOC Search, Annotations, Shepards
Sept. 25th Legal Research Certification: Getting docs, running searches, secondary sources, cases, statutes, Shepards (all on Lexis Advance)
Oct. 2nd “Sheptober”: All about Shepards
Oct. 9th State Case Law: T&C search, Filters, Legal Issues Trail, Shepards
Oct. 16th Memo-Aid: Secondary sources, Topic Summaries, search strategies, filters, expanding research
Oct. 23rd Bar App Help: Lexis public records search
Oct. 30th Staying Organized: Folders, TOA, LMO, BriefCheck
Nov. 6th Exam Prep: Case Summaries, Treatises, Outlines
Our Lexis rep, Carmela Orsini, is also available on Mondays for individual appointments, Lexis table days, and make-up sessions.
Tuesday, September 4th ; 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Tools that help 1Ls Succeed in Law School
Tuesday, September 18th ; 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Researching Statutes on Westlaw
Tuesday, October 2nd ; 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Researching Cases on Westlaw
Tuesday, October 9th ; 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Updating Cases with Westlaw’s KeyCite
Tuesday, October 16th ; 12:40pm – 1:40pm: Using Secondary Sources on Westlaw
Register for the sessions at: http://lawschool.westlaw.com/calendar/trainingcalendar.aspx?view=list
As always, come visit us at the reference desk if you’ve got questions or need help with other library resources!