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Frequently Asked Questions about the Academic Success Program and CASE
- What can the Academic Success Program do for me?
- What about CASE (the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment)?
- How do I make an appointment?
- I want someone from the Academic Success Program or CASE to review work product. How far in advance must it be turned in?
- Where can I get sample essay questions or hypotheticals?
- I’m a night student. When can I access the Academic Success Program?
- I don’t want an actual appointment, I just want you to comment on my paper. Will you do it?
What can the Academic Success Program do for me?
The Academic Success Program assists in removing any barriers to your academic success. This includes reviewing past exams, giving sample exams or hypotheticals, evaluating your study habits, assisting with time management and stress management issues, and helping you evaluate your learning style. The Academic Success Program provides both individualized meetings and workshops to assist students.
What about CASE (the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment)?
The peer-to-peer component of the Academic Success Program is called CASE. CASE Mentors are upper-level students trained in providing individualized academic assistance to other law students. CASE Mentors can review your writing assignments, your briefs or outlines, as well as help with sample exams.
How do I make an appointment?
CASE Mentors are available Monday-Saturday. Feel free to walk in if they’re available, but you can also get an appointment for a specific day or time. CASE Mentors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To make an appointment with Jennifer Carr, contact her at Jennifer.Carr@unlv.edu or 895-2433. For an appointment with DeShun Harris, you can contact her at 895-1256 or via email at DeShun.Harris@unlv.edu.
I want someone from the Academic Success Program or CASE to review work product. How far in advance must it be turned in?
Work product includes, for example, an answer to a practice exam you’d like us to look over or an LP paper that needs review. Please email (or drop off) your work product at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Where can I get sample essay questions or hypotheticals?
Lisa keeps a few of the most popular questions in carousels near her desk, but feel free to ask for any essay question you don’t see out. Additionally, take a look at the Academic Success Program’s TWEN site for sample questions. (TWEN is an acronym for “The West Education Network”. To register for TWEN, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com, click on the “TWEN” tab, and follow instructions.)
I’m a night student. When can I access the Academic Success Program?
CASE Mentors are available some evenings and weekends, just check their hours at http://www.law.unlv.edu/case.html or their hours are posted outside the CASE office. Jennifer Carr and DeShun Harris will occasionally take night or weekend appointments as well.
I don’t want an actual appointment, I just want you to comment on my paper. Will you do it?
Sure, send your paper to us and we’ll take a look at it. Be aware that there may be a delay, depending on how busy the program is, so be sure to include the due date if applicable.