The Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Academic Success Lecture Series
Part I (September 22, 2014)
Gearing up for 1L Year: Discover the Secrets of (Academic) Success: Prof. Christina Duffy Ponsa discusses how to manage your workload, prepare for class, and get the most out of your classroom experience.
Part II (October 13, 2014)
Learning from Your Peers: A panel of upper-year students discuss how they managed to successfully navigate the academic pressures of their early years at CLS (while still managing to leave the library!). The panel provides practical advice on issues including class preparation, outlining, studying for exams, and taking exams.
Part III (November 10, 2014)
Exams: A Professor's Perspective: Wondering what a law school exam looks like? Trying to figure out how to best prepare? Professor Robert Jackson leads a discussion about what to expect and ways to prepare for your upcoming exams.
Part IV (November 18, 2014)
Exams: Student Panel: A panel of upper-year students discuss exam preparation strategies. What are some good study strategies? Do I need a study group? How can I manage my time on an exam? What do I do if I feel that I am not understanding some of the issues being covered in my courses?
Lessons Learned: What can you - and can you not - take away from first semester? What's the best way to move forward? How important are first semester grades? Professor Michael Heller answers these questions and more.
Do the Write Thing!: Student Services and members of several journals discussed the details of the note-writing process and kicked off the second annual Note Author Speaker Series which highlights student scholarship in a variety of substantive legal areas.
Finding Your Niche: Students heard from upper-years about their experiences being involved in a variety of journals, student organizations, pro bono projects and activities.
Moving On: Breadth and Depth, Direct from the Faculty - Planning Your Curriculum across your 2L and 3L Years (Part 1): Hear from a panel of faculty members who will discuss the fascinating upper-level courses available to you on a range of topics including national security law, international law, corporate and regulatory law, constitutional law and more.
Moving On: Breadth and Depth, Direct from the Faculty - Planning Your Curriculum across your 2L and 3L Years (Part 2): Hear from a second panel of full-time faculty members and learn about the wide array of courses and learning experiences available to you in such areas as environmental law, corporate law, family law, and more. Hear about the amazing opportunities you’ll have to study law in clinical and other experiential settings.
Moving On: Breadth and Depth, Direct from the Adjunct Faculty - Planning Your Curriculum across your 2L and 3L Years (Part 3): A panel of adjunct faculty members offer their insights into the connections between course selection during law school and practice after graduation.
This program is made possible by the generous support of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.
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