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Dean's Fellow Study Groups

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Dean's Fellow Study Groups offer first-year students a chance to participate in a weekly study group for a specific class, and the group is facilitated by a Dean's Fellow — an upper-level (2L or 3L) student who excelled academically in that class.

Benefits/features of Study Groups:

  • Dean's Fellows are trained to use interactive learning exercises geared toward different learning styles.
  • The Dean's Fellow works with the professor, attends all classes, and facilitates two separate weekly study group sessions.
  • These groups allow students to become acclimated to the study of law much more swiftly and to interact with their fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere.

Study Group registration takes place during the second week of classes.

Dean's Fellow Study Group Schedule Spring 2015

  • Approximately 90% of 1L students regularly participate
  • Feedback about their benefits has been overwhelmingly positive
  • A space is available to every 1L who wants to participate


"I want to thank you for the occasion to serve as a Dean’s Fellow...Working with the students in Professor Casebeer’s Constitutional Law class and collaborating with you and the other Dean’s Fellows at the weekly meetings was a very rewarding experience, and far exceeded my expectations. I am sure this will prove to be among the most valuable experiences in law school."

- Chris Pizzo, J.D. '09