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Professor Merritt to Advise 1L's Oct. 27 on Leveraging Individual Strengths to Enhance Academic Performance and Extracurricular and Career Choices
Informal discussion about "Strengths Building" to be held at noon on Friday, October 27, in room 352
October 25, 2006
Dear First-Year Student,
We know how hard you've been working to master the material in all of your first-semester courses. Congratulations on completing both the first half of the semester and your first law school course, Legal Research! This is an excellent time to reflect on your unique strengths as a law student and to think about how you will apply those strengths to achieve even more success in your classes and to lay the foundation for a satisfying career.
Please join us for an optional, informal discussion about "Strengths Building" at noon on Friday, October 27, in room 352. Professor Deborah Merritt, who spoke to you during orientation, will share information about the broad range of strengths in your law school class, as well as about ways to leverage your individual strengths to study smarter in law school, pursue rewarding extracurricular activities, and explore career opportunities.
Professor Merritt's comments will draw upon StrengthsFinder, the profile offered to all One-L's this year, but the session is open to all students regardless of whether they have taken StrengthsFinder. If you have not yet taken the profile and would like to do so, please stop by the Career Services Office and obtain a code from the receptionist. The code will allow you to take the profile, which takes no more than 40 minutes to complete, free of charge. The profile is available online at any time from any web-linked computer.
Deborah J. Merritt, John Deaver Drinko/Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law and Pam Lombardi, Assistant Dean for Career Services & External Affair