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Academic Success

The Academic Success Office helps you maximize your law school success through academic counseling, skills instruction, academic advising and bar preparation.

Academic Success Services

Academic Advising

We coordinate the college's academic advising program. All students are welcome to come to Academic Success for help in planning their academic careers. Academic Success also prepares the Law Student Handbook.

Academic advising aims to help you learn how to achieve your academic and professional goals.  At the College of Law, you bear the primary responsibility for your own academic planning, which includes planning which courses to take, making timely progress toward the degree, ensuring all graduation requirements are met and preparing for the bar exam.

The Director of Academic Success is the professional staff advisor for law students and is always available to help in academic and professional planning.  In addition, it is vital for you to identify one or more faculty or staff members who can mentor you during and after law school. Nancy Luebbert: Director of Academic Success

The college helps facilitate your academic planning by preparing advising materials; holding planning meetings; facilitating interaction with faculty, J.D. staff and lawyers; and performing degree audits.

Academic Counseling

The director works individually and in small groups with law students wishing to achieve their personal best in law school. Academic counseling is available to all students, whatever their class rank. Many top students have bettered their already-good performance by learning time-effective study skills.

Academic Skills Workshops

Workshops on key skills for academic success are given by the director, College of Law professors and other experts. Workshops are open to all students.

Resource Library

The Academic Success Office contains a resource library of over 400 reference books and study aids covering all first-year subjects and most upper-division subjects. All students are welcome to use the resource library.

Zero-L Online Introduction to Law School

The College of Law has partnered with Harvard Law School to offer our students an online introduction to law school. Developed by Harvard Law School, Zero-L is an online course designed to ensure all incoming students, whatever their backgrounds and previous areas of study, start with foundational legal knowledge that enables them to thrive in law school. The online course is available for free until May 2022.

Zero-L consists of about a dozen hours of lively video lectures and intermittent comprehension checks, and provides students with an overview of key features of the U.S. legal system, the vocabulary of law school, and what it means to be a law student. It also provides a number of practical tips, such as instruction on how to read a case most effectively.  Zero-L will give students and their classmates background that will help them get off to a great start when classes begin.

Zero-L is an optional resource for incoming students. If you have questions about access, please contact Professor Wellman (Moscow) or Professor Stillman (Boise).

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Karen Hanson Wellman

Clinical Professor of Academic Success

Menard 128


Location: Moscow
Courses Taught: Academic Skills Lab I, Academic Skills Lab II

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Julie Stillman

Academic Success Temporary Faculty

Front St. 347


Location: Boise 
Courses Taught: Academic Skills Lab, Applied Legal Reasoning
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Ashley Cease

Academic Success Temporary Faculty

Front St. 336


Location: Boise
Courses Taught: Applied Legal Reasoning
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