The Student Affairs Office wants to ensure that you succeed by offering workshops throughout the year that address common issues of law school life. No matter what your grades are or how well you feel you’re doing in school, there’s something for every student in the Academic Enhancement Program.
These workshops, which have been designed by Student Affairs staff specifically for BU Law students, are about the tangible changes you can make outside the classroom to improve your class work, study habits, and overall well-being during the stressful years of law school.
Classroom Preparation & Time Management
A discussion with representative from the offices of Student Affairs and the Legal Writing Program on how to make the most of your time and preparation for class.
Student-Led Panel on Outlining & Exam Preparation
Two panels of students presented on how they use (or don’t use) outlining to study for exams.
A presentation by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs on how to prepare for exams and what to expect.
New Outlook After First Semester Grades
A panel offering different perspectives and ideas for how to form a new outlook for second semester after a difficult (or successful!) first semester.
Upper Level Course Information Panel
This event, co-sponsored by the Student Advisors, featured a panel of upper level students who discussed some of the common upper level courses 1Ls might consider for 2L year and beyond. The courses discussed include: Administrative Law, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Federal Taxation, and Wills, Trusts & Estates. Note: the Upper Level Course Information Panel was audio recorded and is available in Law Audio/Visual Services, on the 5th Floor.
Beginning to study for law school exams can be stressful. These exams differ from any other exams you have taken before because of the question format; the analysis used to construct your answer; and the written presentation of the answer. Below are a list of resources that can help you prepare for law school exams. This preparation can help propel you to successful exam-taking results.
- Exam Taking Guide
Professor Robert Volk, Boston University School of Law
- CALI Lesson – Writing Better Law School Exams: The Importance of Structure
You need to register for CALI lessons. An authorization code from BU Law is needed. Either stop by and ask a reference librarian in the Pappas Law Library during reference hours or request the library to email the code to your BU email address.
- Exam Taking Tips
- BU LAW – Past Exams and Course Evaluations
The Samuel M. Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries also have online exam resources.