Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program at Marquette University Law School is designed to provide all students with the tools necessary to achieve success in their legal education. Through workshops, review sessions, and individual meetings, the Academic Success Program provides students with an opportunity to test and develop their knowledge of material delivered in class, create an individualized study plan, and utilize strategies that maximize the prospects for academic success.

The Academic Success Program has three primary components:

  • Student Success Program (SSP): Throughout the fall semester of students' first year, SSP provides sessions and workshops designed to help students build the skills they need to be successful in class and on law school examinations. Topics covered include case briefing, note synthesis, course outlining, and preparing for essay exams. Workshops are coordinated by upper-class student leaders (SSP leaders), the director of student affairs, and the associate dean for academic affairs. 
  • Academic Success Program (ASP): Weekly ASP sessions provide additional classroom instruction taught by upper-class students (ASP leaders) who help clarify material discussed in each of the first-year classes. ASP sessions also involve skill-building exercises that will help students prepare for each individual exam. 
  • Individual Academic CounselingAssistant Dean of Students Anna Fodor and Professor Katie Pagel are both available to meet with students who would like to discuss their study strategies or have other academic questions or concerns. If you would like to meet to discuss your individual academic plan, please do not hesitate to reach out.

For more information about the Academic Success Program, please contact Dean Fodor.