Miscellany

    • What Students Talk About When They Talk About Us

      Yesterday, my wife and I were having lunch in a restaurant when someone suddenly shouted, "Alex Ruskell!" The shout wasn't directed at me or anyone else. I noticed a group of law students sitting a few tables away, and I assumed they were the source. I had no idea what the shout meant. My wife thought the shout's tone sounded a lot like Adventure Time's James Baxter, the hor ...

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    • Waiting for Grades

      Law students breathe a sigh of relief once all of their exams are over and the last papers turned in. It is such a good feeling to have the semester over! No more studying for the time being! Alas, the relief is short-lived for some students. They begin almost immediately to worry about the final grades for their courses.

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    • One Marshmallow or Two?

      I recently attended a lecture by Dr. Walter Mischel, who is known for administering “The Marshmallow Test” to young children as a researcher at Stanford. As many of you are aware, the test consisted of children sitting in a room with a single marshmallow (or another sweet treat) while being asked to delay eating it.

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  • "Lawyer" or "Attorney"?

    … Which do you prefer? According to Garner's "Dictionary of Modern American Usage," the two "are not generally distinguished even by members of the legal profession." Once upon a time, a lawyer was defined as a person who practices law, while an attorney was a lawyer with a client. So that in 1965, the author of "The Careful Writer" noted…

  • The Many Hats of ASP

    … Due to the nature of our work and the lightning fast pace of the academic year, we are so busy that we often forget the many things that we do and various roles that we play. When asked about our jobs, it is easy to answer with a title, “I am the Director of the Bar Studies Program,” or “I am an Academic Support Professor.” Or, to answer…

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  • Prof Looking to Assemble Panel for SEALS conference

    …://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2014/10/prof-looking-to-assemble-panel-for-seals-conference.html Miscellany | Permalink TrackBack URL for this entry:$MTTrans> http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01bb07a1c682970d Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Prof Looking to Assemble Panel for SEALS conference: Comments Post a comment…

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  • Law School Action Comics #7

    … (Alex Ruskell) http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2014/10/law-school-action-comics-7.html Miscellany | Permalink TrackBack URL for this entry:$MTTrans> http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01bb079a8227970d Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Law School Action Comics #7: Comments Post a comment…

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  • Working with Each Individual Student's Choices

    … I really enjoy my students. It is a privilege to help them reach their academic potential. With new strategies, encouragement, and regular support many of the students who were struggling can make a major turn-around. When they stop by or email me to tell me about the high grade on a midterm, a positive critique on a paper, their first B grades…

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  • Quick Web and App Tips from Students

    … The following web sites and applications have been suggested by law students to help other law students: Flashcard Machine: website and app that allow the making of flashcards, random sort, and temporary removal from the deck (flashcardmachine.com) Quizlet: website and apps for flashcards, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions; can share…

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  • Reminder: October 1st Deadline for Nominations for the AALS Academic Support Section Award

    …. Law schools, institutions, or organizations cannot receive an award. Prior year or current year Section officers are excluded from being selected as an award winner. Joyce Savio Herleth Director of Academic Support Saint Louis University School of Law 100 North Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101-1930 (314) 977-7247 herlethj@slu.edu http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2014/09/reminder-october-1st-deadline-for-nominations-for-the-aals-academic-support-section-award.html Miscellany | Permalink Comments Post a comment …

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  • Ahh - a Three-Day Weekend

    … respite. Be ready to hit the ground running on Tuesday. (Amy Jarmon) http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2014/08/ahh-a-three-day-weekend.html Miscellany, Study Tips - General | Permalink TrackBack URL for this entry:$MTTrans> http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01b8d05ed67e970c Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ahh - a Three-Day Weekend: Comments Post a comment…

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  • Can Your Students Cursive?

    …I was surprised several years ago when I discovered that many of my law students can only print. They are unable to write in cursive (or longhand as some of us also remember it being called). Some explained…

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