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Academic Engagement Program

Learning in law school is not like learning in most college programs. Many very good students are initially surprised by:

  • The type and amount of reading required
  • The structure of classroom instruction
  • The likelihood that a single exam will determine the grade for the entire semester

Wake Forest created the Academic Engagement Program to help first year students figure out the best way to learn the law and to assist them in fulfilling their academic potential. Many factors affect student performance, and AEP is here to identify and correct anything that works against law school success.

Some AEP services are available to all first year law students. Every student is welcome to attend general workshops which include writing effective exam answers, class material outlining strategies and practice exam sessions. In addition, AEP provides small group instruction sessions, structured study groups led by second or third year law students and individual academic mentors.

If you are a current first year law student at Wake Forest and you are interested in participating in the Academic Engagement Program, you may access materials and information on our Blackboard site. If you have additional questions or if you would like to apply for an academic mentor please contact Professor Tracey Banks Coan.