Academic Skills Program

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.

ASP offers:

  • Workshops open to all 1Ls on general law school academic skills such as identifying and breaking down rules, course outlining, preparing for and taking law school exams, and how to self-assess to improve your exam performance;
  • Upper-level courses in legal analysis and legal writing, open to all 2Ls, restricted by class size;
  • “Early Bar Prep” workshops open to all 2Ls and 3Ls, as well as bar prep courses open to all 3Ls, restricted by class size; and
  • Continued support to all graduates during bar-exam study, including the “Bar Foundations” program, which offers workshops on strategies for excelling in the written and multiple-choice portions of the bar exam, as well as numerous opportunities for individual feedback on practice bar essays and performance tests.

Visit ASP's Canvas page for resources or for more information, contact the Academic Skills Office.