Academic assistance at Emory Law includes many resources and approaches.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 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. Dean Brokaw also works with and supervises the Dean's Teaching Fellows (see below), who are available to meet with law students individually or in small study groups. Additionally, assistance can be found through the Law School Academic Success Project at www.lawschoolasp.org »
If a law student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.25 (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 2.25 or higher in order to continue at Emory Law.
Dean's Teaching Fellows
The Dean's Teaching Fellows are high-achieving third-year law students selected to serve as academic counselors for their fellow students.
Dean’s Teaching Fellows are peer-to-peer academic counselors of Emory Law, with an emphasis on law school academic skills. Teaching Fellows are also available for appointments outside office hours up to a limited amount of time; any law student may contact an individual Teaching Fellow directly for a mutually convenient appointment time and place. Individual appointments generally last about 20–30 minutes. We encourage study groups to visit Teaching Fellows together. Second- and third-year students are welcome to consult with a Teaching Fellow (they’re not just for the 1Ls).
Office hours are held in Room 1A.
The Study Smarter lecture series is aimed primarily at helping 1Ls with their law school study skills, but the sessions are open to all students. For resources used in previous sessions, contact the Office for Student Engagement.