Thursday, December 19, 2013

AALS Section on Academic Support

Are you traveling to New York for the Association of American Law Schools Conference?  If yes, please consider joining the Section on Academic Support at AALS for our Business Meeting, Dinner, and Program.  The details are below. 


  • Section on Academic Support at AALS for our Business Meeting on Friday, January 3, 2014, 6:30pm


  • Informal/ Unofficial Dinner Gathering:  Friday, January 3, 2014, 7:30pm. 


  • The Section on Academic Support Program:  “Early Intervention for At-Risk Students" will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 10:30am-12:15pm. 


In light of shrinking budgets, smaller applicant pools, and media criticism of legal education, how can law schools proactively address the potential influx of at-risk students?  What does “at-risk” really mean?  Are law schools responsible for ensuring that students succeed once they are admitted?  Should law schools even admit at-risk students?  This panel will address these questions and provide helpful insights to benefit faculty, administrators, and institutions.  Specifically, panelists will discuss programs and methods for supporting at-risk students, the important issue of “stereotype threat,” at-risk students and bar passage, and a unique empirical method of predicting academic success.     

Joanne Harvest Koren and Alex Schimel (University of Miami):  “At Risk” of What?  Definitional Issues in Law School Academic Intervention     

Chelsea Baldwin (Oklahoma City University):  Intervention Without Threat                                                                                                                     

Jamie Kleppetsch (John Marshall Law School):  Providing “At-Risk” Students with the Skills Necessary to be Successful on the Bar Exam                                                                                                         

Allison Martin (Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law) and Kevin Rand (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis):  Early Identification & Intervention: Is There “Hope” for At-Risk Students?                      


(Lisa Young)

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