JFK University College of Law is dedicated to providing an Academic Support Program (ASP) that is responsive to students' needs. Its goal is to improve students' understanding of the most challenging subject matter through an interactive learning environment and to assist them with developing the legal writing skills necessary for the practice of law. The academic support programs are designed to assist the students throughout law school in order to support them as their sophistication in understanding and applying the law increases.
ASP has many opportunities for learning: Saturday Master Classes, Teaching Assistant (TA) review sessions, practice examinations, seminars, access to on-line learning materials, and access to individual assistance with legal writing and research instructors.
Saturday Master Class Sessions are periodically offered for review of material covered in the Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence, Real Property, Wills and Trusts, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law courses. Each Saturday Master Class session is taught by a professor with expertise in the specific subject matter. Each Master Class is designed to provide students with assistance in spotting and analyzing issues about discrete areas of the law, and techniques to write effectively. The Saturday Master Class sessions may include a practice exam. Students may turn in their practice exams to receive written feedback on their examination performance.
TA review sessions are led by students who have demonstrated skill in a specific subject area. The TAs help students review materials selected by professors and practice skills to be employed in answering multiple choice questions similar to the type of questions asked on past California Bar Exams.
Practice Exam Sets are from past JFK University law courses and past California Bar Exams in most subject areas and are available online or in the law library. Students also have opportunities to practice exam writing skills under simulated exam writing conditions.
Seminars are offered, periodically, on a wide variety of subjects that are of interest to the students in the law school program. Past seminars have included instruction in resume writing, locating legal internships, and improving legal research skills.
On-Line Learning Resources, including access to on-line legal research programs, are available to all law students. Computer access is available in the computer laboratory and in the law library.
Legal Writing and Research Assistance is available. Professors are available to assist students in developing their legal research and writing skills. Students may visit professors during office hours, or by appointment.
Additional Academic Support assistance is available for students with disabilities through the Office of Disability Services for Students.