The goal of the Academic Support Program (ASP) is for students to make the most out of their abilities. To accomplish this goal, the faculty conduct weekly classes on such diverse topics as: Legal Analysis and Writing; Course Outlining; and Time Management. In addition, the faculty will conduct seminars on a variety of topics, such as Legal Writing for Law School Exams and Preparing for Oral Presentations, during the course of the academic year.


Herbert Ramy
Dyane O’Leary
Dyane O’Leary
Elizabeth Stillman
Elizabeth Stillman
Phil Kaplan
Phil Kaplan

The program is staffed by four full-time members of the faculty: Professor Herbert N. Ramy (director); Professor Dyane O’Leary; Professor Elizabeth Stillman; and Professor Phil Kaplan. All four have a great deal of experience in legal education and specialize in assisting students who are struggling in law school. If you are struggling to master any aspect of your legal education, the professors in the Academic Support Program can help. Students are encouraged to contact any ASP Professor to set up an appointment.

Creating An Outline (pdf)

Creating a Writing Sample (pdf)

Law School Exam Tips (pdf)

Mastering Multiple Choice Questions (pdf)

Organizing Your Answers to Law School Exams (pdf)

Why Study Groups Are Not For Studying (pdf)

ASP Quick Guide: Answering a Legal Question (pdf)