Academic Excellence Program Orientation
Whether you come to law school directly from undergraduate school, or it has been several years since your last educational experience, law school is probably unlike anything you have ever experienced. The teaching and testing methods employed in law school differ drastically from most undergraduate and graduate programs, resulting in a lot of stress and anxiety for some first semester students. At Dayton Law, we do not leave your success to chance. We provide our students the resources and opportunities to develop the skills necessary for law school success, first-time bar passage and law practice from day one. As such, we invite you to participate in the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) Orientation.
The AEP Orientation provides incoming students with the tools to make the transition to law school easier. During the AEP Orientation, participants will be introduced to the methods of instruction and testing employed in law school. Students will participate in a series of three doctrinal classes taught by University of Dayton Law faculty. Students will also participate in skills development workshops on effective class preparation, critical reading, case briefing, legal writing and time and stress management. Unlike commercial law school preparation programs, which charge their participants hundreds (some thousands) of dollars, the AEP Orientation is free of charge and open to all incoming students.
The AEP Orientation will be held on the law school’s campus August 19-24, 2013. This is an active learning experience, and participants will be in sessions most days from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A more detailed schedule, including the first day’s reading assignments, will be posted as soon as it is available. Participants must commit to attending all of the program components and may not opt out of any aspect of the orientation program based on scheduling conflicts.
If you are interested in participating in the AEP Orientation, please complete the attached application and submit it by July 19, 2013.
There is no cost to participate in AEP, and any student who thinks he or she would benefit from the program is invited to apply.
For more information, contact Professor Rucker at 937-229-4072 or by email.
What Our Students Are Saying
Micha Hall, Class of 2012: “Because of my participation in AEP, I gained many new academic skills that have been critical to my overall law school success. AEP taught me how to use my own intellect to maximize my academic performance and, without guidance from AEP, I never would have realized my full academic potential.”