Legal Analysis is an intensive skills-based course for first-year law students in their spring semester, designed to improve their academic skills in a small group setting with the one-on-one support of a skills professor. Specifically, the course focuses on the following essential skills for success: reading cases at a deep level, effective briefing, synthesizing course material down to a precise outline, using multiple choice strategies to get to the best answer choice, and engaging in a thorough analysis of the facts against the law. The course is hands-on; students are expected to turn in assignments regularly for feedback, and take timed and untimed practice exams. The course takes place in lieu of the first-year spring semester 1L Lawyering Elective and is graded on a credit/no credit basis. Enrollment in Legal Analysis requires approval from Academic Achievement and Student Affairs.