Academic Skills Office

UCI Law’s Academic Skills Program (ASP) is a resource for all students seeking to maximize their academic success in law school. From identifying the keys to effective class preparation for first-year students, to solidifying legal analysis and legal writing skills for second-year students, to demystifying the bar exam for third-year students, ASP provides critical skills instruction to help students excel in all stages of their legal education.

  • Sue Kung

    Sue Kung

    Interim Director of Academic Skills
    MPAA 226-D / (949) 824-1908

    Sue Kung joins UCI Law after practicing in various areas of law for almost 20 years and teaching in the Academic Skills and Legal Writing arenas for over 13 years at Southwestern University School of Law. As a practicing attorney, Ms. Kung worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of the U.S. Trustee and then served as a law clerk to The Honorable Ernest M. Robles in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. She then served as General Counsel for eight years at a prominent worldwide distributor in the extreme sports industry. She has also practiced law for a small firm in the areas of bankruptcy, real estate, international distribution, and general business litigation.

  • Queena Mewers

    Queena Mewers

    Associate Director of Academic Skills
    MPAA 226-B / (949) 824-7546

    Queena Mewers teaches in the Academic Skills Program at UCI Law. Before joining UCI Law, Professor Mewers was Counsel at Crowell & Moring LLP’s Orange County office, where she practiced as a litigator for 10 years, primarily in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and general business litigation. Professor Mewers also taught first-year Legal Writing and Advocacy at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law for four years. Professor Mewers earned her B.A. and J.D. from UC Berkeley. While in law school, Professor Mewers taught as an ASP Tutor and interned at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the East Bay Community Law Center, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

  • Maysa Nichter

    Maysa Nichter

    Assistant Director of Academic Skills
    MPAA 226-F / (949) 824-9659

    Maysa Eissa Nichter joins UCI Law after five years of practice in both private and public interest settings, and five years of experience in law school teaching and administration. Ms. Nichter worked as an associate in the intellectual property and corporate departments of McDermott, Will and Emery, LLP, focusing on copyright, trademark, and finance matters. While at McDermott, Ms. Nichter also served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, successfully represented asylum applicants, and advised non-profit organizations. Since 2012, Ms. Nichter has worked at Southern California law schools in the areas of administration, teaching, and academic skills, and has served on the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works. She received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and her B.A in English Literature from UCLA.

  • Javier Miranda

    Javier Miranda

    Program Assistant
    (949) 824-6313