This committee’s programs include:
Academic Success Workshop - Join Professor Peter Wendel, Professor of Law from Pepperdine University, for a presentation that will hone your skills in areas, such as reading and analyzing cases, preparing for class, and exam taking. Professor Wendel has presented this academic workshop with much success at conventions and a number of law schools across the country; you won't want to miss this!
BLSA Study Aid Distribution - It's the annual handing down of donated study aids, flash cards, and other resources to supplement your course materials. Don't miss the opportunity to avail yourself of the benefits and privileges of the BLSA library!
30 Minute Workshops
Choosing the Right Study Aid - What is the difference between Emmanuel, Examples and Explanations, Legalines, Siegel's, and all of those others? Attend this workshop to gain insight from 2L's and 3L's on how to make the best use of these resources.
Tabbing your Bluebook - Overwhelmed with ALL those rules? Come and find out which ones you REALLY need for your first year writing assignments. Be prepared to tab the pages most recommended by 2L's and 3L's.
Open Research Tips - Before you delve into those secondary sources, attend this workshop for tips on how to conduct efficient legal research. 2L's and 3L's will discuss their successes and pitfalls.
Washington University Law Academic Events
- Time Saving Strategies for Reading in Law School (Wed. Sept. 13, 4pm-5:30pm)
- Class Preparation, Note-Taking, and Approaching Faculty (Fri. Sept. 15, 12pm-2pm)
- Course Organization and Outlining (October, TBA)
- Exam Preparation and Exam Writing (Fri. Nov. 10, 12pm-2pm)
- Dean Syverud's Exam Writing Tips (Nov. - not yet confirmed)
BLSA Academic Calendar (.PDF) (download coming soon **)
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