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Academic Engagement

If a law student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 (as quantified at the end of the first year for 1Ls, and each semester for upper-level law students), the student is automatically ineligible to re-enroll unless he or she is granted academic probation by the Faculty Committee on Academic Standing. Once a student is allowed to re-enroll on academic probation, that student meets regularly with Dean Brokaw and must raise his or her GPA to 2.5 or higher in order to continue at Emory Law.

Dean's Teaching Fellows

The Dean's Teaching Fellows are high-achieving upper-year law students selected to serve as academic counselors for their fellow students.

They are the peer-to-peer academic counselors of Emory Law, with an emphasis on law school academic skills. Each Dean's Teaching Fellow holds weekly office hours during which students are encouraged to come and seek assistance on topics such as study methods, class preparations, outlining, exam writing skills, time management, effective class note taking, etc. Teaching Fellows are also available for appointments outside office hours up to a limited amount of time; any law student may contact a Teaching Fellow for an individual appointments (generally about 20–30 minutes duration). We encourage study groups to visit Teaching Fellows together. Upper level students are welcome to consult with a Teaching Fellow (they’re not just for new law students).

2020-2021 Teaching Fellows

Kyle Obiora
Michelle Tomkovicz
Samuel Lack
Jarrett Faber
Jesse Hevia
Natalie Cascario
Natalie Chaney
Alexander Keith
Josie Rivera

Study Smarter

Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Success Katherine Brokaw gives a lecture series each fall called "Study Smarter." The lectures cover general law school academic skills such as taking and using class notes, outlining, and preparing for exams. 

The Study Smarter lecture series is aimed primarily at helping new students with law school study skills, but the sessions are open to all students. 

Fall 2020 Study Smarter lecture dates:

DateTimeTopicOptional Viewing/Reading

Monday, August 24, 2020

10:15am – 11:15am

Taking Class Notes; Logic and Legal Analysis

BIL Class 1

BIL Chapters 7 & 8

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Outlining and Preparing for the Practice Exam

BIL Class 2

BIL Chapters 9 & 10

Monday, September 21, 2020

10:15am – 11:15pm

Taking Law School Exams Part I

BIL Class 3

BIL Chapter 11 & 12

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Self-Assessment

BIL Chapter 12

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Creating Your Own Hypotheticals

BIL Class 4

BIL Chapter 13

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Taking Law School Exams Part II

BIL Class 5

BIL Chapter 15