The College's Academic Achievement Program ("AAP") helps students make the most of their potential through the development of the academic skills necessary to succeed in law school. The services of the AAP are open to all law students, with a special emphasis on helping first-year students as they make the transition from successful undergraduate careers to the unique challenge of law study. AAP counselors are available to meet one-on-one with students to discuss academic skills and strategies. AAP coordinates programs on legal study skills and exam-taking as part of the 1L Core Series. In the spring semester, AAP convenes a voluntary small-group workshop series for first-year students. AAP also coordinates the First Year at Iowa (FYI) program which connects incoming students with upper-class student leaders during orientation and throughout the first year.
Students are encouraged to meet with Academic Achievement Program counselors to discuss academic skills issues. AAP helps law students in such areas as class preparation, note-taking, outlining, time and stress management, exam preparation, and exam review strategies. In addition, AAP can refer students to campus and community resources when appropriate.
Students can make an appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A wide range of resources is available to Iowa law students through the College of Law Academic Resources Iowa Courses Online (ICON) site. Current Iowa law students can access reviews of law school guide books, academic skills tutorials, materials from live presentations, and more than 50 old law school exams. To access the site, log into ICON and select “ongoing” from the drop-down semester list.
FYI Mentorship Program
The Academic Achievement Program coordinates the First Year at Iowa ("FYI") program. FYI groups pair approximately 10 first-year students with one or two upper-class student leaders and serve as the basis for a number of orientation activities. FYI groups continue throughout the academic year and provide first-year students with a peer network as well as giving them access to the advice of an experienced law student.
Academic Achievement Program
The University of Iowa College of Law
189 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-9019 (Attention: Academic Achievement Program)