Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx)

Academic and Professional Excellence (APEx) is an expression of Northwestern Law’s commitment to innovative thinking about meeting the changing needs of today’s law students and better preparing them for their careers. During all three years of law school, Northwestern Law students will participate in interactive programs meeting a range of their academic and career needs, including acclimating to a law school learning environment, building a law school curriculum, establishing personal and professional awareness of the demands and responsibilities of their careers, and developing the teamwork and leadership skills necessary for their professional lives in the law, business and public service.

APEx Workshop Videos

Subjects include Checklist Workshop, Acclimating to Law School, Outlining Workshop, and Exam Writing Workshop.

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Contact Information

Curriculum Team 

The Curriculum Team provides curricular advising and programming for current Northwestern Law students. Please contact us if you have questions about course selection, including adding or dropping a course, taking courses on another campus, or satisfying the graduation requirements.

Jocelyn D. Francoeur
Director of Academic and Professional Excellence
Rubloff 149
(312) 503-2218

Jocelyn Francoeur provides academic advising and programming for current Northwestern Law students. Please contact Jocelyn if you have questions about academic participation or performance, exam preparation, or exam accommodations and modifications.

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