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Academic Achievement

Here in the Office of Student Engagement, Dean Alsup and Caroline Kingston are available to discuss any academic issues that may arise throughout the term or during the exam period. It is recommended that students ending their 1L year, meet for an individualized counseling session to discuss their academic and career goals to build a well-rounded course program.

From immersion week through commencement, the OSE is the place to go for assistance with academic policies, planning, and procedures. OSE staff can provide valuable guidance on course selection and graduation planning, and can answer your questions regarding such matters as the upper-level writing requirement, special accommodations, exam conflicts, and character and fitness issues.

2L Academic Tips

As you prepare for Spring Enrollment in mid-November 2011, you should be thinking about several factors when selecting your courses. We recommend that you plot out your entire 88 credits and look at the big picture so that you can go through a checklist to ensure you are taking all of the courses you are (a) required to take, (b) are interested in taking, and (c) will help you prepare for the bar exam. Always make sure to plot out not only when your classes meet on a weekly basis, but also when the examinations are, so that you can look for both types of conflicts when selecting courses.

Here are a couple of resources to assist you in forming your plan:

Also, review the video from the recent OSE Advising Session, Powerpoint and Handouts 1 and 2 from Session.

If you have individualized questions or concerns, contact the Office of Student Engagement to set up an advising session where we can help you consider all of your options and form a plan.

For any questions, please email the associate director for student engagement, Caroline Kingston at ckingston@law.msu.edu.  


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