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.

    Academic Skills Staff

  • Sue Kung

    Director of Academic Skills
    skkung@law.uci.edu
    MPAA 226-D / (949) 824-1908

    Sue Kung was an Associate Director of Academic Skills here at UCI Law and worked in the Academic Skills Program for 5 years before becoming the Director in 2018. Professor Kung joined UCI Law in 2013 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, Professor 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

    Associate Director of Academic Skills
    qmewers@law.uci.edu
    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.

  • Christina Chong

    Associate Director of Academic Skills
    cchong@law.uci.edu
    MPAA 226-F / (949) 824-9659

    Christina Chong previously taught in the academic skills departments at Berkeley Law and UCI Law. She rejoins UCI Law after three years as an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco, where she managed its Academic and Bar Exam Success Program. Professor Chong has five years of experience working as a substantive law expert and attorney advisor for Themis Bar Review and is an active board member of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF).

    Prior to entering academia, she was the director of public programming for UC Berkeley’s Center for Latino Policy Research, externed for Justice Goodwin Liu at the California Supreme Court, and worked for Merlin Entertainments, an international hospitality company, as an operations and events manager. Professor Chong was the managing editor of Berkeley Law’s Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law and currently researches institutionalized discrimination in various industries, such as academic skills, entertainment, and the criminal justice system. She received her B.A. and J.D. from UC Berkeley and her passions include animation and animal rights.

  • Javier Miranda

    Program Assistant
    jmiranda@law.uci.edu
    (949) 824-6313