Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, January 17, 2011

ASP Section at AALS

There will be additional posts on AALS, but this is a brief overview of the program and the new AALS ASP section officers (Congrats to my co-editor, Dr. Amy Jarmon!)

The program, co-sponsored by Student Services and Balance in Legal Education sections, was a huge success with great turnout. It was a packed house, with every seat filled.

The program started with a brief memorial to Prof. Bruce Winick, who passed away this year. Prof. Winick was a giant in the legal academy, therapeutic justice, and the humanizing legal education movement. He will be deeply missed.

The first panel was Deborah Rhode, Jean Stefancic and Richard Delgado, and Nancy Levit, discussing the current state of emotional well-being for law students. The statistics were sobering, but it was wonderful to hear so many folks so concerned about the happiness and well-being of law students and actually working to do something about the challenges to law students and recent grads.

The next panel was Paula Manning, Corie Rosen, Russell McClain, Rebecca Flanagan (me), joined after by Andrew Faltin. Paula et al got the program rocking with a song and dance (no joke) on how optimism, feedback, and programming can enhance law student well-bring. Andrew closed the section with information on how to use student self-evaluatuations to create happier law students.

The last panel, Laurie Zimet and Paula Lustbader, showed the audience how to get to know their students in"3D". Laurie and Paula provided some excellent tools to help professors get past their pre-conceived ideas about their students and help see them for who they are, not just a face in a seat. We closed out the day with Larry Krieger, the guru of law student balance and happiness, discussing his latest research on autonomy support and student success.

At the close of the program, the ASP business meeting announced the section officers for the 2011-2012 year:

Chair: Michael Hunter Schwartz

Chair Elect: Paula Manning

Immediate Past Chair: Robin Boyle

Secretary: Rebecca Flanagan

Treasurer: Herb Ramy

Executive Board:

LaRasz Moody, Emily Scivoletto, Louis Schulz, and Dr. Amy Jarmon


January 17, 2011 in Academic Support Spotlight, Current Affairs, Meetings, News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Are you a new law school ASP'er or know one at your law school?

Each semester we try to do "Academic Support Spotlight" postings to welcome folks who have joined the ASP community since our last round of postings.  Although I know we have already posted about a few new folks who joined law schools in November or December, I suspect that other new faces that have been arriving the last few weeks and will continue to do so into February.

If you have joined us in ASP work at a law school (or know someone who has) and have not yet been featured here on the blog, please send a picture (or link to your picture on your law school web site) and a short biography to Amy Jarmon at the e-mail given in the left-hand co-editor information.

Welcome to ASP work!  I look forward to hearing from you.  (Amy Jarmon) 

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome to the new Director at Cleveland Marshall

McGinty Mary Jane - Pref 

Welcome to Mary Jane McGinty who is the new Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Support at Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  Mary Jane provided the information below so that you can get to know her.  Please welcome her to the ASP community when you see her at a conference or workshop.  (Amy Jarmon)


Mary Jane McGinty is the new Director of Bar Preparation and Academic Support at Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Mary Jane graduated, magna cum laude,  from C|M|LAW and has a BSN and MSN in Nursing.  Since her law school graduation, she has been in private practice and worked in legal publishing.  She has been a legal writing instructor there for many years—teaching in the first year program and most recently as an adjunct teaching third semester legal writing courses.  She has also worked with Gary Williams in C|M|LAW’s Ohio Bar Exam Strategies and Tactics (OBEST) course.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome to a new Director at Vermont Law

Carluzzo Photo 

We would like to welcome Matt Carluzzo at Vermont Law School to the ASP community.  I had the good fortune of meeting Matt at the NECASP workshop in Concord, New Hampshire at the beginning of the month.  Matt has provided the background information below to help us get to know him.  I hope that all of you will send him warm greetings as he joins us.   (Amy Jarmon)

Professor Matthew Carluzzo joined the Vermont Law School faculty in 2010. He is the director of the Academic Success Program, where he designs and instructs courses that teach students the skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in their future legal practice.

Professor Carluzzo earned an AB degree in Religion from Dartmouth College in 1997 and a JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2003. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the litigation practice group at the Washington, DC law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his practice comprised of large-scale civil and appellate products liability litigation. He later joined Gilbert LLP, also in Washington, DC, where he specialized in corporate insurance law. In 2006, Professor Carluzzo joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program, where he worked with Middlebury College’s Alliance for Civic Engagement to lessen the causes and effects of poverty in rural Vermont. From 2007 to 2008, Professor Carluzzo served as the Dean of Cook Commons at Middlebury, a role in which he served as a primary resource to help students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.


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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Returning member to the FAMU Academic Success and Bar Prep Team

Jendayi Saada, Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, at Florida A & M University School of Law recently posted to the ASP listserv that Keith Neyland has re-joined their staff.  We would like to welcome Keith back to ASP.  Please be on the lookout for him at conferences and workshops.  (Amy Jarmon)

Below is an excerpt from Jendayi's listserv posting:

Professor Keith Neyland has a strong background as a labor attorney. He initially came to FAMU as the Coordinator of Academic Success, then crossed over to the Legal Methods Department where he taught various workshops and counseled students with writing issues. We were able to convince Keith to return to his roots as a member of the ASBP team. Given Keith’s enthusiastic desire to work with students in skills development and bar preparation, his choice was not difficult. The ASBP Department and the students at FAMU are indeed fortunate to have Keith as a valuable team member as we continue our mission of increased student performance and ultimately, higher bar passage rates.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mandy Carter is new ASP'er at Charlotte Law

Anthea des Etages, Director of Academic Success, announced on the listserv this summer that Amanda Carter had joined the Academic Success  staff at Charlotte Law.  The information below is from Anthea's listserv announcement.  Please welcome Amanda when you see her at a conference or workshop.  (Amy Jarmon)

I am very pleased to announce that Amanda Carter has joined the Academic Success team at Charlotte School of Law.  Mandy is from Shelby, North Carolina.  She attended University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was the Articles and Notes Editor of the First Amendment Law Review.  She also led the Client Counseling Team as a member of the Moot Court, trained as a Guardian Ad Litem and participated in a variety of pro bono projects before graduating in 2006. For the last four years, Mandy has practiced in the areas of real estate and trust and estates in NC.     

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Welcome Alicia Jackson to FAMU College of Law

Jendayi Saada, Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation, at Florida A&M University College of Law announced on the ASP listserv this fall that Alicia Jackson had joined the FAMU ASP staff.  Jendayi's announcement is included in part below so that you will know more about Alicia.  Please welcome her to the ASP fold!  (Amy Jarmon)

Professor Alicia Jackson has joined our FAMU family, as the Coordinator for Academic Success & Bar Preparation. Professor Jackson comes to the FAMU College of Law from the Law Center at Nova Southeastern University where she served as a professor in the Critical Skills Program.  She was also a member of the faculty for the Criminal Justice Institute where she developed the criminal law course for the Ph.D. program.   She is the former Chair of an undergraduate criminal justice program and during her tenure developed and taught various courses, including, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Victimology, and Constitutional law.  She has extensive experience in both curriculum design and course development.  Her research and teaching interest include criminal law and procedure, juvenile delinquency, victimology and academic support programs in law schools.

Prior to teaching, Professor Jackson worked as an associate in a South Florida law firm, and subsequently opened her own practice.  She practiced law in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, personal injury, landlord-tenant and criminal law.  Prior to teaching, Professor Jackson served as the executive director of a juvenile diversionary program sponsored by the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Professor Jackson is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Florida Bar and previously served as a Florida State Supreme Court certified mediator.    She received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University and both a Master’s of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from Grambling State University.

While she not new to ASP, Professor Jackson is a breath of fresh air here at FAMU!



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Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome the Co-Directors at Michigan State

Michigan State law school has two new Co-Directors in Academic Support: Goldie Pritchard and Meghan Short.  Please welcome them.  They have kindly provided us with the additional information below so that you can get to know them and their program.  (Amy Jarmon)

Goldie Pritchard 
Goldie Pritchard

Meghan Short 
Meghan Short

In 2009, Michigan State University (MSU) College of Law launched a program designed to provide structured academic support to the entire law student population. This program was spearheaded by Goldie Pritchard who served as the interim director for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Academic Success Program was such a success that the administration retained Goldie as the Co-Director and hired a Co-Director to assist in further expanding the reach of the Academic Success Program in 2010.  Meghan Short, an alum of the Law College, is the newest addition to the Academic Success Program and has been with us since June 2010.

After graduating from MSU College of Law in 2004, Meghan moved to Chicago where she worked for a little over 5 1/2 years.  She was an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Law Department for nearly 4 years before she moved to the Cook County Office of the Public Defender, where she practiced (as a P.D.) until she joined our office.  As a student, Meghan was a Teaching Assistant, a Research Assistant, on Law Review, and was a participant in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute.

The Academic Success Program at MSU Law is a resource for students to utilize as they identify and strengthen their academic abilities during law school. Individual academic counseling, available to all students, allows ASP staff to provide targeted guidance and instruction to students as they cultivate and enhance the critical skills necessary for success in law school. MSU ASP also offers a series of study strategy and exam taking workshops for first year students.

This fall, the Academic Success Program is also beginning a "Pilot TA Program." In all first-year Civil Procedure and Torts classes, teaching assistants, under the training and guidance of ASP staff (as well as the course professors), will hold bi-weekly TA labs. These labs are designed to enhance and reinforce necessary law school skills within the context of the doctrinal material being covered in class. Asp also supports upper class students through various Bar preparation workshops.


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stefanie Sidortsova Becomes Interim Director at Vermont

Please welcome Stefanie Sidortsova to the ASP community!  Stefanie has become the Interim Director of Academic Sucess Programs at Vermont Law School.  She has been the writing specialist at Vermont for the past two years.  During spring semester after the new Director arrives, she will continue to serve as the writing specialist and as an Assistant Professor for ASP.  You can find Stefanie's bio here: Stefanie Sidortsova.  (Amy Jarmon)

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Claudia Diamond Is New Director at University of Baltimore

Claudia Diamond joined the University of Baltimore staff as Director of Academic Support in mid-Spring.  Please welcome her to our professional community.  She provided the information below so that you can get to know her.  (Amy Jarmon)

Although our hyperlink function is not working, ou can read more about her on the University of Baltimore faculty page:

Ms. Diamond’s responsibilities include supporting the teaching and learning goals of the school by specifically designing and implementing strategies to assist student learning, including assisting students with preparation for the bar examination.  She participates in individual and group academic advising and monitoring of at risk students’ progress, teaches academic workshops and supports both full time and adjunct faculty.  She is responsible for hiring, training and supervising over 40 student mentors who provide structured academic support. She will occasionally teach classes and engage in research and publication. 

A 1995 magna cum laude graduate of the law school and winner of the Law Faculty Award, Ms. Diamond clerked for the Honorable John Eldridge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and Chief Magistrate Judges Daniel Klein and Paul Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.   Her professional experience includes time as a litigation associate at Gordon, Feinblatt, Hoffman, & Hoffberger in Baltimore and as a prosecutor for a professional licensing board with the Attorney General’s Office of Maryland.   For a number of years, she has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. She’s an avid long distance runner and is forming a running group at the law school; she is active in a number of local community groups and is on the board of her synagogue.  She’s the mom to one daughter, age 12. 


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Welcome to Hillary Wandler at University of Montana

We would like to welcome Hillary Wandler to the academic support community!  Hillary kindly provided us with the information below.  Please say hello when you see her at a conference or workshop.  (Amy Jarmon)

Hillary Wadler has joined The University of Montana School of Law faculty as an Assistant Professor teaching legal writing and academic support.  She earned her law degree from The University of Montana in 2004, then clerked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court, District of Montana before entering private practice in Missoula, Montana.  She has been the Legal Writing Fellow at The University of Montana School of Law since fall semester 2008.  She also represents veterans before the VA and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Congratulations and welcome to ASP colleagues at Pace


Congratulations to Danielle Bifulci Focal (pictured above) who has been promoted from Associate Director of Academic Support at Pace School of Law to the Director position. Danielle has kindly provided us with a bio if you have not previously met her at conferences:

Danielle Bifulci Kocal first joined Pace Law School as an adjunct professor, when she taught the Advanced Analytical Skills course to third-year students preparing for the Bar Exam. She then became the Associate Director of the Academic Support Program, and was involved in all aspects of academic support at the law school. She is now thrilled to be the Director of the Academic Support Program, and to have the opportunity to use her experiences at Pace, both as a student and a Professor, to expand and improve the Academic Support Program. Danielle graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School in 2006. Prior to joining the Academic Support Program at Pace, Danielle was an associate at the law office of Elizabeth Swire Falker, Esq., PC, where she practiced in the areas of reproductive and adoption law.

In addition, Pace has a new Associate Director of Academic Support in Elizabeth Corwin who previously was connected with Pace in other capacities. Again, we have obtained a bio to help you get acquainted with Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Corwin is the new Associate Director of Academic Support at Pace. Previously, she worked as a Staff Attorney representing victims of domestic violence in family courts at the Pace Women’s Justice Center and as an Associate in commercial litigation and government investigations at Day, Pitney LLP in Stamford, Connecticut. She has been an adjunct professor at Pace, co-teaching Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiating for the past several years. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School in 1999.

Please introduce yourselves when you see these Pace colleagues at a future workshop. (Amy Jarmon)




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Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome to Jeff Wyss, New Director at Pepperdine

This summer Selina Farrell, Assistant Professor of Law, announced on the ASP listserv that Jeff Wyss has joined the Pepperdine University School of Law as the new Director of the Academic Success Program.  Please welcome Jeff to the ASP community with your usual ASP friendliness and enthusiasm!  I have included here part of Selina's listserv announcement.  (Amy Jarmon)

Jeff graduated from Pepperdine in 2009, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to the law school.  Jeff most recently held the position of associate at Latham & Watkins in San Diego. I know Jeff will be an excellent leader for our academic support and bar prep programs, and the students will benefit greatly from his guidance and enthusiasm. 

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome to Tishia Dunham at Stetson

This summer Jeffrey Minnetti, Director of Academic Success and Associate Professor of Legal Skills, announced on the ASP listserv that Tishia Dunham had joined the Stetson School of Law academic success program as the Director of Bar Preparation Services and an Assistant Professor of Legal Skills.  We would like to welcome Tishia to the ASP community!  Hopefully many of you will get a chance to meet her at LSAC and other regional workshops.  (Amy Jarmon)

Included here is part of Jeffrey's announcement on the listserv:

Prior to joining the Stetson faculty, Professor Dunham practiced law for seven years in the areas of employment law, commercial and business litigation and real property with an emphasis on community associations.  Professor Dunham also served as a bar exam grader for the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for five years before joining Stetson.  Professor Dunham’s experience as a bar exam grader has given her unique insight into the specific skills students must master to pass the Florida Bar Examination.  Professor Dunham has used this insight to help repeat takers pass the bar exam.


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gabriela Ryan Joins Southwestern

We want to welcome Gabriela Ryan at Southwestern to the ASP community.

Paul Bateman alerted us through the listserv this summer that Gabriela was joining the academic support staff.  Here is part of the text of his e-mail introducing her:

Gabriela has been appointed Associate Professor of Law and Director of Southwestern's Academic Support and Bar Exam Related Programming.  Gabriela is assuming my former position as Director of Academic Support, as well as taking on responsibilities for bar exam support.

Gabriela comes to Southwestern from the University of Southern California Law School, where she most recently served as Assistant Dean and Dean of Students, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law.  

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome Jeremiah Ho to Washburn's ASP Program

Welcome to Jeremiah Ho who has joined ASP at Washburn.

Michael Hunter Schwartz alerted us through the listserv this summer to the arrival of Jeremiah Ho at Washburn University School of Law's program.  A modified version of Michael's listserv announcement is included here:

Jeremiah Ho has joined Washburn's academic success program, Ex-L at Washburn Law, as the inaugural Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (ILTL) Academic Success Fellow.  Jeremiah is not new to academic support (he previously taught in Whittier's academic support program). As an ILTL Fellow, Jeremiah will:

1. Design and implement an expanded version of Washburn's Ex-L bar pass program
2. Assess at least one aspect of Ex-L
3. Author a law review article on the teaching and learning subject of his choice (on which he will receive extensive feedback from one or both of the ILTL co-directors)
4. Co-teach a doctrinal course with one of the ILTL co-directors
5. Receive regular and in-depth feedback on all aspects of his work with Ex-L 
6. Assist with all other aspects of Ex-L
7. Receive training on all aspects of academic success work, including: program design, teaching, program assessment, professional development, and counseling.

The fellowship is designed as a one-year experience, but it may be extended to a second year by mutual agreement of the fellow and Washburn.


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Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome Leslie Eanes to Charlotte School of Law

Please welcome Leslie Eanes to the ASP community. 

Anthea M. des Etages alerted us this summer to Leslie's arrival in ASP work at Charlotte School of Law.  Anthea's listserv post included the following background on Leslie:

Leslie originally hails from Martinsville, Virginia, and more recently from Atlanta, Georgia.  She attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where she participated in Mercer’s Habeas Project clinic and acted as the Student Writing Editor for the Mercer Law Review before graduating in the top 5% of her class.  Before relocating to Charlotte and joining the CharlotteLaw as our newest Academic Success Counselor, Leslie practiced labor and employment law in Atlanta and volunteered as a guardian ad litem in Fulton County Juvenile Court. 

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Welcome to Christopher Ogolla at Texas Southern University

Chris Ogolla new Bar Prep Thurgood Marshall 

Christopher Ogolla joined the Academic Support Department at Thurgood Marshall School of Law/Texas Southern University as an Instructor in January 2010.  He teaches bar essay exam courses and conducts one-on-one academic support and bar preparation training sessions. 

Prior to joining ASP, Chris was an Associate at the Law Firm of Solomon M. Musyimi in Houston  where he prepared pretrial motions and wrote appellate briefs. He has: a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi Kenya; a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; a J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University; and a LL.M. in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Centre.

Please make a point of getting to know Chris when you see him at the next conference or workshop! 


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Second call for news on new ASP'ers

During July, I requested news on new folks in ASP at law schools so that we could introduce them on the Blog to the entire ASP community.  I am repeating the item now that we are nearing the start of school in case some folks did not see it earlier.  (Amy Jarmon)

It is the time of year when we begin collecting short profiles, pictures, and web links for folks who are joining ASP work for the first time or who have moved to different ASP positions over the summer. 

If someone new has joined your ASP staff since May 1st or if you have moved to a different school or position, please send us a one paragraph blurb (title, duties, law degree, work experience, awards, hobbies, etc.) as well as a link to your law school's faculty/administrator profile on the web.  If that profile does not include a picture, please also send us a picture of the person as an e-mail attachment.

We will begin a series of Academic Support Spotlight postings after the new academic year begins so that all of us in ASP can meet the new members of our community and congratulate our current colleagues on their job moves.  Our community is so friendly that it will give folks a "heads up" so that they can watch for new colleagues at conferences and workshops.

If you would like us to do a spotlight posting on you or someone new to your ASP staff, please send the requested information to

Welcome to everyone new!  Congrats to all of you who have re-located this summer!  I look forward to hearing from you. 

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Tips for getting the most out of conferences

Alas, it is conference season. I know many ASPer's are just getting back from Elon Law School and LSAC's conference on counseling. I wish I could have joined everyone, but sadly, I am still in a travel freeze.  After 5 years, and countless conferences, here are some tips for making the most of the experience:

1) Be social, even if you are an introvert

Yes, sadly, ASP can be sort of clique-y.  It's not intentional; many of us have known each other for many years, and some of us worked together for years before we switched schools, moved, etc. However, it is worth remembering that 90% of us where the uncool kids in school growing up (we were way too smart) so we welcome everyone as adults. We are not mean girls (and boys), I promise. Say hi. If you are shy and uncomfortable, let us know. Most of us were uncomfortable at our first conferences as well. The only way to get the advice and help you want is to break into the cliques and start talking to people. Really, we are like a congregation of kindergarten teachers once you know us.

2) Be a joiner, even if you are not a joiner.

You need exposure. To get exposure for your program, school, etc, you need to join things. AALS, LSAC, Institute for Law School Teaching and Learning, Humanizing Legal Education. When you are at those conferences, be a joiner. Go to the (sometimes stupid and quirky) social functions. Join subcommittees.  When you join things, be social and let people get to know you and what is great about your program. The legal academy is a tiny place, so everyone knows someone at your school. This is instrumental for your career. You never know when you may need a phone call placed on your behalf to your boss/dean, letting her/him know what a great job you are doing. the only way to for that to happen is to be social, and be a joiner.

3) Ask questions

We tell our students there are no stupid questions, and then we are afraid to ask questions as conferences for fear of sounding stupid. As someone who has presented a ton, I don't think I have ever heard a stupid question.  We completely understand that people new to the profession need to ask basic questions. We want to help. Conferences are places where you should be asking questions.

4) Toot your own horn. No one else will.

While being social, be sure to mention your accomplishments. If you feel like you don't have any accomplishments, then just tell people what you are doing.  No one else is going to let others know the great things you are doing at your school. ASPer's are the modest, non-competitive ones in the legal academy, which is self-defeating at times.

5) If you are would like to present at a conference in the future, tell somebody

The powers-that-be (that change from year to year, conference to conference) don't know if you would like to present unless you let people know. ASP is unlike other areas of the legal academy, in that you don't necessarily have to write a paper in order to present something that you are doing. While we are a many-talented group, I haven't encountered any mind readers among ASPer's as of yet. 


July 12, 2010 in Academic Support Spotlight, Advice, Encouragement & Inspiration, Meetings | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)