Preparing for Law School
Please explore these resources and supports from the Academic Excellence Program on how to prepare for law school.
Zero-LClick to Open
RWU Law has partnered with Harvard to provide Zero-L to our incoming students. Developed by Harvard Law School, Zero-L is an online course designed to ensure all incoming students, whatever their backgrounds and previous areas of study, start with foundational legal knowledge that enables them to thrive in law school. This course will be available in late June/early July to students attending RWU Law in fall 2021. The RWU Law Academic Excellence director will inform incoming students how to access the course and provide a recommended “pathway” through this course before July 1.
Open Door Drop-in Hours with the Director of Academic ExcellenceClick to Open
Professor Thompson will hold open door sessions on Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT starting on June 17, 2021 and running through the end of July (with the exceptions of July 8 and 15). These sessions are open to any incoming 1L and there is no need to make an appointment. Simply click on this zoom link:
If you cannot make these sessions, but would like to speak with Professor Thompson, please contact her at email@example.com or at 401 254 4568.
Summer ReadingClick to Open
Students interested in reading materials beyond Zero-L may visit the RWU Law library website at the link below. There are several excellent resources for incoming 1Ls. A few are listed below. If you have questions about any prelaw resources, contact Professor Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401 254 4568 or attend one of her drop-in sessions on Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT (see tab above)
One L of a Ride, by Andrew J. McClurg available online here:
The Guide to Belonging in Law School, by Russ McClain available online here:
Strategies & Tactics for the First Year Law Student available online here: