Structured Study Group Program: Meet Your Academic Fellows

The Structured Study Group (SSG) program is devoted to helping first-year students learn the skills they need to employ to learn substantive legal material, to organize and review that material, and to practice exam writing.

Each SSG consists of 10 to 15 first-year law students, and meet once per week for one hour.  The Brandeis Academic Fellows provide instruction regarding traditional law school study skills, including outlining, synthesis, issue spotting, creating hypotheticals, memorization, and writing answers to practice exam questions.

The goals of the SSG program are to:

  • maximize your academic performance in law school;
  • assist you in developing law school study skills so you will perform to your potential;
  • help you develop the attitudes (commitment, perseverance, self-confidence) you need to succeed in law school; and
  • provide you with social support and reduce feelings of isolation.

You will meet your Academic Fellow during orientation and begin meeting with your SSG after the first week of classes.  Here are this year's Academic Fellows: