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Academic Achievement Program

The College's Academic Achievement Program ("AAP") helps students make the most of their potential through the development of the academic skills necessary to succeed in law school. AAP serves all law students, with a special emphasis on helping first-year students as they make the transition from successful undergraduate careers to the unique challenge of law study.  AAP coordinates programs on legal study skills and exam-taking as part of the First Year Core Series. In the spring semester, AAP convenes a voluntary small-group workshop series for first-year students.

Individual Appointments

Students may request individual appointments to discuss academic skills issues. AAP helps law students in such areas as class preparation, note-taking, outlining, time and stress management, exam preparation, and exam review strategies. In addition, AAP can refer students to campus and community resources when appropriate.

Students can make an appointment by e-mailing


A wide range of resources is available to Iowa law students through the College of Law Academic Resources Iowa Courses Online (ICON) site. Current Iowa law students can access reviews of law school guide books, academic skills tutorials, materials from live presentations, and more than 50 old law school exams. To access the site, log into ICON and select “ongoing” from the drop-down semester list.


By Mail

Academic Achievement Program
The University of Iowa College of Law
189 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

By E-mail