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 developed and implemented FIU Law’s Academic Excellence Program, the goal of which is to equip students with the tools to maximize their success.  In the AEP, he teaches Introduction to the Study of Law, Legal Reasoning, and Legal Analysis.  He also has taught Criminal Law, Torts, and Legal Writing in his career.

Dean Schulze is a leading scholar in the field of educational psychology in legal education.  His scholarship advocates for a more robust use of the science of learning in the study of law.  He has lectured and presented at venues such as Columbia Law School, the AALS Annual Meeting, and the Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE).  He was a board member of AASE, chaired the AALS Section on Academic Support, and is a founding member of the New England Consortium of Academic Support Professors.  He also has provided consulting services for law schools seeking to establish academic support programs.

Before joining the faculty at FIU Law, 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 later served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts and as a member of the Appellate Unit of the Suffolk County DA’s Office.  He also practiced law 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, 12 FIU L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017)).

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).