Open Door & Skills Lab

ACADEMIC SUCCESS OPEN DOOR & “LAB” SCHEDULE

Each week I will be available on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 and on Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 for either a Skills Lab or an Open Door Session. A Skills Lab will consist of my providing a lesson plan on a certain skill. During an Open Door Session, I will be available to work with you on specific tasks that you are working on (briefing, outlining, note-taking, studying, drafting, etc. . .). Bring what you are working on with you and bring your questions.

The first sessions during the week of August 26th will be open door sessions. Feel free to bring materials that you’re working on and to ask questions about what you are doing (case briefing, note-taking, time management, etc. . .).

The calendar is below. It is subject to change so please check your emails and the bulletin board outside my office (Room 204 in the faculty suite) for updates.

Sessions this Semester


Wednesday, August 28 - 3:30-4:30
Open Door Session: Bay View Room

Thursday, August 29 - 3:30-4:30
Open Door Session: Bay View Room 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday, September 4 - 3:30-4:30
Skills Lab on Note-taking in Bay View Room

Thursday, September 5 - 3:30 to 4:30
Skills Lab on Note-taking in Bay View Room

Wednesday, September 11 - 3:30 to 4:30
Skills Lab on Outlining in Bay View Room

Thursday, September 12 in Room 285 - 3:30 to 4:30
Skills Lab on Outlining in Room 285

Wednesday, September 19 in Room 285 - 3:30 to 4:30
Exam-Taking Session in room 285

Wednesday, September 25 - 3:30 to 4:30
Exam-Taking Session in the Bay View Room

Thursday, September 26 - 3:30 to 4:30
Exam-Taking Session in the Bay View Room

Week of October 7th No Sessions this week

Wednesday, October 16 - 3:30 to 4:30
Open Door Session in Bay View Room

Thursday, October 17 - 3:30 to 4:30
Open Door Session in Bay View Room

Wednesday, October 23 - 3:30 to 4:30
TBA in Room 285

Thursday, October 24,- 3:30 to 4:30
TBA in the Bay View Room

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.