Academic Achievement

To help John Marshall students achieve the high standards we have set for them, the law school has put in place an extensive support system, including an Office of Academic Achievement (OAA) where students may seek personalized assistance in structuring a study program or seek help in strengthening a study skill.  The OAA team consists of Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, Kimberly D’Haene and Director Erika Walker-Cash. The Office of Academic Achievement oversees our Professional and Academic Success Seminar (P.A.S.S.), in which every first-year student participates once a week during their first semester.  The P.A.S.S. program provides students with the opportunity to identify and strengthen weaknesses in areas such as issue spotting, analytical thinking, and writing skills, all areas closely related to finding success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice.  Furthermore, we offer Facilitated Study Groups for first-year students, an Advanced Analytical Methods course for second-year students, and a variety of tools and support services for third-year and fourth-year-part-time students in preparation for their bar exams. Committed to preparing students to succeed in the classroom, on exams and ultimately, to pass the bar, the Office of Academic Achievement provides a variety of workshops for students to attend to aid in their development and growth. Below are a few of the upcoming workshops offered by the Office of Academic Achievement. For additional workshop information, please reach out to our team members.

Fall 2015 Bar Preparation Calendar

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September 16, 23, 30  October 7, 14, 21*, 28 November 4, 11, 18 3:00 p.m.Room 708 or 710 *Room 607 at 1:30 p.m. (or as otherwise announced) Bar 100  Recommended for December 2015 & May 2016 Graduates
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October 24 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.Room 709 MPRE Preparation Workshop Presenter: Dean Boone   Recommended for students taking the MPRE
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October 31-November 1 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  (10/31)9:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (11/01) Blackburn Conference Center   Multistate Bar Examination Workshop   Recommended for December 2015 & May 2016 Graduates