Alex Schimel

Director, Academic Achievement Program & Lecturer in Law

J.D. 2009, University of Miami School of Law
B.F.A 2003, Carnegie Mellon University

Phone: 305-284-6368
Office: A211AA

Alex Schimel earned a B.F.A. with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003, including a year of study at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris France. He earned a J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Miami in 2009, where he was a member of the University of Miami Law Review, Iron Arrow Honor Society, and Order of the Coif.

After law school, Mr. Schimel was an associate at Bilzin Sumberg LLP, where his practice focused on complex real estate transactions, primarily in the field of commercial mortgage backed securities and REO leasing. Prior to law school, Mr. Schimel worked at CNN, in the financial news bureau, where he covered financial markets and business news. Mr. Schimel also contributed to stories on the collapse of Enron, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the 2004 presidential election. Previously, Mr. Schimel worked at Miramax Films, where he assisted with post production and marketing for several Academy Award winning films.

Mr. Schimel sits on the Bar Passage Committee of the AALS section on Academic Support. He is also a member of the Association of Academic Support Educators. Mr. Schimel is Associate Director of Miami Law's Academic Achievement Program and the author of the popular book Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades(Carolina Academic Press, 2012).

 Publications

“Florida Must Act to Protect Unadopted Children,” Daily Business Review, April 2012

“Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades,” Carolina Academic Press, 2012

Co-Author, “Extension of Construction Warranties in Homeowner Communities,” Daily Business Review, December 2010

 Presentations

Presenter, “Responding to the Instant Gratification Generation: Can Social Media and the Bar Exam Coexist?,” Association of Academic Support Educators, Annual Conference, Long Island City, New York, May 2016.

Presenter, “Reaching Law Students: Social Media Strategies for Law School Academic Support,” Association of Academic Support Educators, Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2014.

Presenter, “At-Risk of What? Definitional Issues in Academic Intervention,” Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, New York, New York, January 2014.

Presenter, “Building Bridges and Pathways in the Castle: Delivering a Multidimensional Academic Support Program by Effective use of Student Facilitators and Technology,” Association of Academic Support Educators, Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2013.

Presenter, “Florida's New Vagrancy Law: The Habitual Misdemeanor Offender Statute,” Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting, Miami, Florida, January 2009

Phone: 305-284-6368
Office: A211AA
Faculty Assistant

Demmings, Sue

Phone: 305-284-4442
Office: G463

Websites and Blogs

Academic Achievement Program