Academic Excellence Program
The goal of the Academic Excellence Program (AEP) is to help all students build the independent learning skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. The AEP strives to achieve this goal through a variety of innovative initiatives that are supported by the most up-to-date academic research on law school pedagogy.
The AEP presents skill-building workshops to first year students throughout the academic year. Fall semester workshops assist students to hone their critical reading, analytic, and time management skills, while the spring semester workshops, which are integrated with a doctrinal course such as Property or Civil Procedure, focus more narrowly on legal analysis and exam writing skills. The spring workshops are the result of a collaborative effort between the law school administration, faculty, and students to increase the number of opportunities available to students to practice and receive feedback on their legal analysis and writing.
The AEP also offers one-on-one support to students who struggle academically. AEP Director Frank Stoy and the Academic Excellence Fellows work closely with students to identify potential reasons for their underperformance, and to design and implement a systematic approach to improving it.
Academic Excellence Program Director
Duquesne University School of Law
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Center for Legal Information, Room G-14
Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 2:30-6:00 p.m.; Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
and by appointment
The AEP Office is located in the Center for Legal Information, Room G-14.