Enhance Success: Academic Enhancement and Student-Life Balance Programming

We know that Law School can often be overwhelming and all-consuming. Our Live Well, Learn Well initiative strives to remind students of simple ways to strike a comfortable balance between life and school, and to provide a little help with this task along the way. The following programming and outside resources are designed to help you enhance academic, professional and personal success.

Academic Enhancement Program

The Academic Enhancement Program is designed especially for 1Ls by Nicole Price, Associate Director for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, and Josh Cooper, Associate Director for Student Affairs. AEP offers targeted workshops throughout the academic year which focus on the tangible changes students can make outside of the classroom to improve class work, study habits and over-all well-being during their years in Law School. Learn more about AEP and see what workshops are on the horizon!

Student Advising Program

Each year, the Student Affairs Office facilitates the first-year Student Advisor program.  All 1Ls are paired with an upperclass student advisor and a faculty contact to help guide him or her during the first year at BU Law.  Upperclass Student Advisors are selected via an application process during the previous spring semester, and are trained to offer advice on a variety of academic and social aspects of life at BU Law. In addition, each advisor group has a faculty contact, whose primary responsibilities are to help acclimate new students to the Law School, toplan a social event for advisors and advisees and to provide advisees with course selection advice. Learn more about the Student Advising Program here.

Student Appreciation Days

The Student Affairs Office also sponsors “Student Appreciation Days” during both the fall and spring semesters.  Whether it is Ben & Jerry’s ice cream or Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and munchkins on the menu, these special events allow students the chance to pause and enjoy a break from their studies and celebrate their successes thus far with their classmates. Coffee and cookie breaks and free massages during exam reading period are offered to help keep morale high during long days of studying!

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyer, Inc. (LCL) is a private, non-profit Massachusetts corporation. As the state's sole lawyer assistance program, LCL assists lawyers, judges, law students, and their families who are experiencing any level of impairment in their ability to function as a result of personal, mental health, addiction or medical problems. LCL provides confidential counseling services for a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, work/family balance issues, relationship issues, gambling issues, alcohol or drug issues, addiction to on-line games, and questions related to information that must be reported to the bar authorities.

Also, remember to keep in mind BU's own excellent counseling resources available to students.