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The Academic Excellence Program is open to all students, and most participate in and benefit from its courses. Mock exams, individualized academic counseling, and classes co-taught with doctrinal (core course) professors are among the program’s special features. These features help students learn how to engage in legal analysis and what to expect on actual law school exams and the bar examination after graduation.

Professors Lisa R. Freudenheim and Elizabeth M. Bloom have years of teaching experience in academic support programs, which complements their expertise in legal research and writing, legal practice, and work for major law firms. 

First-Semester Courses Get Students Off to Strong Starts

In the first semester, students receive important training on how to succeed in law school, including instruction in fundamental learning methods required in legal education and in the skills of legal analysis. In the second semester, individualized coaching sessions help maximize performance.

The third-semester course is taught in tandem with New England Law’s required Evidence course, which is heavily tested on the bar examination. The added Academic Excellence Program training has proven effective in boosting overall knowledge of evidence and improving exam performance.

Pregraduation Course Helps Ensure Strong Bar Examination Performance

The final-semester course, Advanced Legal Analysis, is taught by Professor Robert A. Coulthard, a nationally recognized expert on teaching students how to succeed on the bar examination. Over the last five years, more than eight out of 10 of our graduates have passed the Massachusetts bar.

Academic Excellence Collection

New England Law recognizes that all students do not learn the same way. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our library’s special collection of study aids that support different types of learning styles.