Louis N. Schulze, Jr

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Louis N. Schulze, Jr.
Assistant Dean & Professor of Academic Support

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J.D., New England School of Law
B.A., University of Connecticut

Dean Schulze is a leading scholar in the field of educational psychology in legal education.  His academic work advocates for a more robust use of the science of learning in the study of law.  He has lectured and presented at Columbia Law School, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and the AALS Annual Meeting, among other venues.  He chaired the AALS Section on Academic Support, served on the Executive Board of the Association of Academic Support Educators, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the AALS Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education.  He frequently consults with law schools seeking to establish or enhance academic or bar support programs.

Dean Schulze designed and implemented FIU Law’s Academic Excellence Program.  The AEP’s goal is to equip students with the tools to succeed in law school and on the bar exam.  He teaches Introduction to the Study of Law, Legal Reasoning, and Legal Analysis.  He also has taught Criminal Law, Torts, and Legal Writing during his career.

Before joining the FIU Law faculty in 2014, Dean Schulze taught at Suffolk University Law School and New England Law | Boston, earning tenure in 2013.  He started his career as a domestic violence prosecutor in Miami, and, after a judicial clerkship, he joined the Appellate Unit of the Suffolk County DA’s Office.  He later practiced as a business litigation associate at one of Boston’s oldest firms.

Selected Publications

Using Science to Build Better Learners:  One School’s Successful Efforts to Raise its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of Decline, 68 J. Legal Educ. (forthcoming 2019).

Of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and Legal Expressivism: Why Massachusetts Should Stand its Ground on “Stand Your Ground”, 47 New Eng. L. Rev. On Remand 34 (2012).

Alternative Justifications for Academic Support III: An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Academic Support on Perceived Autonomy Support and Humanizing Law Schools, 38 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 999 (2012), (with Dr. Adam A. Ding).

Alternative Justifications for Academic Support II: How “Academic Support Across the Curriculum” Helps Meet the Goals of the Carnegie Report and Best Practices, 40 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1 (2012).

Alternative Justifications for Law School Academic Support Programs: Self-Determination Theory, Autonomy Support, and Humanizing the Law School, 5 Charleston L. Rev. 269 (2011).

Balancing Law Student Privacy Interests and Progressive Pedagogy: Dispelling the Myth that FERPA Prohibits Cutting-Edge Academic Support Methodologies, 19 Widener L.J. 215 (2009).

Transactional Law in the Required Legal Writing Curriculum: An Empirical Study of the Forgotten

Future Business Lawyer, 55 Clev. St. L. Rev. 59 (2007).

Homer Simpson Meets the Rule Against Perpetuities: The Controversial Use of Pop-Culture in Legal Writing Pedagogy, 15 Perspectives 1 (2006).