FIU Law is pleased to welcome Louis Schulze Jr. as the new Assistant Dean & Professor of Academic Support. Professor Schulze directs the Academic Enrichment Program and teaches Legal Reasoning, Legal Analysis, and the first semester Introduction to the Study of Law course.
Professor Schulze joined the faculty of Suffolk University Law School in 2004 and later moved to New England Law in Boston, receiving tenure in 2012. In addition to his experience designing, implementing, and consulting on academic support programs, he also has taught courses on Legal Writing and Criminal Law.
Professor Schulze is a leading scholar in the law school academic support field, and has published pieces related to FERPA, criminal law, and educational psychology in legal education. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the AALS Section on Academic Support and is a founding member and former Chair of the New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals.
Prior to teaching, Professor Schulze began his legal career in Miami, Florida with the State Attorney’s Office, focusing on prosecuting domestic violence. He then returned to Boston to serve as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and later joined the Appellate Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He was also an associate in the litigation department of Boston’s Friedman & Atherton, LLP.
Q & A with Professor Schulze:
- When did join FIU Law? January 6, 2014
- Courses you teach or area you oversee? I teach the first semester Academic Enrichment class as well as classes on Legal Reasoning and Legal Analysis. I also direct the law school’s Academic Enrichment Program.
- What makes FIU Law special? I am very proud to join the FIU Law community. I feel strongly about the role law schools should play in students’ education and on how law schools should fulfill their obligations to their students and communities. In the current era of legal education, when commentators are questioning the approach taken by many law schools, I was interested in finding a place with a strong commitment to “doing right” by its students. Everything I have learned about FIU Law convinces me that it truly is dedicated to its students in this regard.
- How your background adds to the student’s experience? I have been teaching law since 2000. I have taught in the fields of legal writing, academic enrichment, and Criminal Law. My most recent scholarship focuses on how legal education can harness aspects of educational psychology to enrich students’ learning. Most importantly, I strive to bring enthusiasm, dedication, and a genuine concern for students’ success to every class I teach.