Academic assistance at Emory Law involves a number of different resources and approaches.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Katherine Brokaw gives a lecture series each fall called "Study Smarter." The lectures cover general law school academic skills such as taking and using class notes, outlining and preparing for exams. Dean Brokaw also works with and supervises the Dean's Teaching Fellows (see below), who are available to meet with law students individually or small study groups. Additionally, assistance can be found through the Law School Academic Success Project at www.lawschoolasp.org.
If a law student's cumulative GPA falls below 2.25 (as quantified at the end of the first year for 1Ls, and each semester for upper-level law students), the student is automatically ineligible to re-enroll unless he or she is granted academic probation by the Faculty Committee on Academic Standing. Once a student is allowed to re-enroll on academic probation, that student meets regularly with Dean Brokaw and must raise his or her GPA to 2.25 or higher in order to continue at Emory Law.
Dean's Teaching Fellows
The Dean's Teaching Fellows are four, high-achieving third-year law students selected to serve as academic counselors for their fellow students. Their role is not to act as tutors in doctrinal law but as resources for developing the general academic skills needed for success in law school.
Dean's Teaching Fellows also assist with the "Study Smarter" lecture series. They hold weekly office hours in Room 1A on the ground floor of Gambrell Hall. A different Teaching Fellow is available for periods of three hours Monday through Thursday and on-call Friday. Meetings are generally expected to last about 20-30 minutes, and walk-ins are welcome.