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Memphis Law offers an Academic Success Program (ASP) for first-year and upper-level students.

First Year Students

The ASP program helps first-year students get off to a strong start with a variety of resources that are essential to success in their first year of study. The program is free and is open to all first-year students.

First-year ASP consists of two components: class sessions and one-on-one tutorials. The class sessions begin early in the fall and assist students in areas such as class preparation, case briefing, study skills, and exam preparation. The program director presents some of the basic skills needed for success at Memphis Law.

One-on-one tutorials are offered to first-year students who have questions concerning their classes or want to improve their study skills. Tutorials are conducted in individual meetings led by highly accomplished upper-level students called Dean's Fellows.

Upper-Level Students

The ASP program is also available to upper-level students. Students can meet with Dean Aden, Director of the Academic Success Program, to seek assistance. In addition, students can also meet with the Dean's Fellows for help with study skills, exam prep, outlining, etc. The program is free and is open to all upper-level students.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dean Aden, please see the instructions here on how to send a calendar invite.

Dean's Fellows

Chase Fann

Room 434


Hi everyone, my name is Chase Fann and I am a 3L at Memphis Law. After growing up in Murfreesboro, TN, I attended the University of Tennessee where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. I graduated in 2015 and enrolled at Memphis Law that fall.

I came to the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law because of the consistently high bar pass rate, the impressive qualifications of the professors and staff, the small, personable class size, and (of course) the amazing building. While I was in section 11 my 1L year, please feel free to contact me about any tips and strategies for any course or professor. We are here to help, please don't hesitate!

Mollie Wildmann

Room 434


Hi guys! My name is Mollie Wildmann and I am a 3L from Marion, AR. Of course, I went to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville for undergrad. Between undergrad and beginning law school, I spent a year living in Germany as an au pair. Once I returned to the states and started at Memphis Law, I was assigned to Section 12 - you will each soon learn the bittersweet rivalry between Section 12 and Section 11. Throughout your first year at Memphis Law, you will often hear from me through the Academic Success Program Blog. If you have any questions or just want to chat, you can always find me studying on the 4th floor.

Go Hogs! Go Section 12! And, I look forward to meeting each of you!

Matt Lightfoot

Room 433


Hey there, my name is Matt Lightfoot and I am a 2L. I grew up here in Memphis, TN. In 2012, I graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a major in Political Science. After graduation, I served two years with an education non-profit with AmeriCorps in San Antonio, TX. Upon completion, I returned to Memphis and worked for Youth Villages, a national non-profit that serves disadvantaged youth with mild to severe behavioral and emotional issues. Since starting at Memphis Law, I have had the fortune to complete my first year as a member of Section 11. Congrats on becoming a Memphis Tiger! You have chosen a great place to be for the next three years!