Academic Achievement

To help Atlanta’s 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.

Date(s)EventDetailsContact
August 6MPRE Workshop in Room 70912:00-3:00 p.m.Facilitated by Dean Boone
August 30Kaplan Bar Talk at Blackburn Conference Center12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.Aarti Surtani,
aarti.surtani@kaplan.com
October 22MPRE Workshop in Room 70912:00-3:00 p.m.Facilitated by Dean Boone
October 29 - October 30Kaplan MBE Skills Workshop at Blackburn
Conference Center
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (each day)Aarti Surtani,
aarti.surtani@kaplan.com