Seattle U Law hosts Annual Association of Academic Support Educators Conference

May 09, 2019

Law school academic support educators from across the country will gather at Seattle University School of Law this month to share ideas, research, and real-world experiences in order to better help students succeed in law school and on the bar exam.

The Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) is a non-profit professional organization that fosters and promotes professional development of its members, who then work with law students to help them reach their full potential.  

Isabel Freitas PeresIsabel Freitas Peres, director of bar studies at Seattle U Law, said the law school is honored to host the group's annual conference, which will attract more than 200 people from across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

"Hosting the conference demonstrates our law school's commitment to being part of the pedagogical dialogue and to improving and promoting our academic support and bar studies programs," she said. "Everyone needs support at some point in their law school career. Academic support professionals are here to provide that extra help."

Over three days, from May 21-23, the conference will tackle a wide array of topics, including time management, data analysis, overcoming stigma, and flexible study plans. 

Freitas Peres said that the conference creates a collegial and collaborative environment where educators have a chance to meet new colleagues face-to-face, reconnect with others, and share ideas about teaching, scholarships, and professional growth.  

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Seattle U Law, established in 1987, is nationally renowned for its commitment to supporting all students, but especially diverse and non-traditional students admitted through the Access Admission Program. With help from ARC, students adjust, succeed, and excel in law school and beyond.