Academic Success Fellows

Spring 2018

All office hours are held in the Pardee Legal Research Center (LRC) unless Warren Hall 206B (ASRC) is indicated.

Fellows that hold office hours in the LRC will meet with students on the ground floor at the small tables to the left of the circulation desk.

Section A

Course Professor Days Times Fellow Office Hours
Con. Law Smith TTH 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Annalyse Butler TH 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (LRC)
Contracts McGowan MW 1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Bella Olmedo T 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (LRC)
Property Bell MW 5:30 - 7:20 p.m. Mariam Saleh T 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (LRC)

Section B

Course Professor Days Times Fellow Office Hours
Con. Law Ramsey MW 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Peter Keshavan W 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (ASRC)
Contracts Barry TTH 5:30 - 7:20 p.m. Kristina Darrough M 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (LRC)
M 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (LRC)
Property Hirsch MW 2:30 - 4:20 p.m. Garrett Gaughan W 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (LRC)

Section C

Course Professor Days Times Fellow Office Hours
Con. Law Rappaport TTH 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Jacob Clark T 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (LRC)
Contracts Kelly MW 1:00 - 2:50 p.m. Danielle Vukovich M 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (LRC)
W 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (LRC)*
Property Wiggins MW 10:00 - 11:50 a.m. Andrew Rodriguez TH 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (LRC)

*Weeks 4, 5, 9, & 11 - Danielle's 2nd hour of office hours will be on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the LRC.

Section E

Course Professor Days Times Fellow Office Hours
Contracts Barry TTH 5:30 - 7:20 p.m. Kristina Darrough M 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (LRC)
M 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (LRC)
Property Bell MW 5:30 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. Mariam Saleh T 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (LRC)

Additional hours for part-time students available by appointment and/or questions answered via email.

Annalyse Butler

annalyse butlerSection A
Professor Smith - Constitutional Law

Annalyse is a second-year law student from San Diego. Prior to attending law school, she received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Communication Studies from Sonoma State University. Over the summer, Annalyse worked as law clerk at the Children's Law Center in Los Angeles and as a research assistant for Professor Lobel. She currently works as a legal intern at the San Diego City Attorney's office and as a clinic counselor at USD's Worker's Rights Clinic. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending local comedy shows, and listening to live music.

Jacob Clark

jacob clarkSection C
Professor Rappaport - Constitutional Law

Jacob is a 2L and a native San Diegan. He graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English. Last summer, he worked in-house with Cubic Transportation Systems, researched with Professor Mary Jo Wiggins, and studied abroad in London. In the fall, he externed for the Honorable Erithe A. Smith in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. He has also accepted a position as a summer associate with Alverson Taylor Mortensen and Sanders for this coming summer. He is a member of the San Diego Law Review, and continues to research for Professor Wiggins. Jacob is happily married, and his hobbies include spending time with family, speaking Portuguese, learning Spanish, cooking terribly, and complaining about movies.

Kristina Darrough

Kris DarroughSection B
Professor Barry - Contracts

Kris is a third-year law student originally from Oregon. Prior to attending law school, she graduated from University of California, San Diego, with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Japanese. Before law school, she worked as a behavioral therapist for autistic children. She has been working as a law clerk at Tyson & Mendes, LLC, a civil litigation firm in La Jolla. In her free time, she enjoys playing her ukulele, painting and traveling.

Garrett Gaughan

garrett gaughanSection B
Professor Hirsch - Property

Garrett is a second-year law student at the University of San Diego School of Law. In addition to being a JD candidate, he is also pursuing a Masters of Arts in International Relations. Prior to entering law school, he worked as a high school teacher and served underprivileged students in Title I Catholic schools. Garrett’s experience in law school includes serving as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Gallo and U.S. District Judge Huff and serving as a member of San Diego Law Review. This summer he will be working as a summer associate at Goodwin Procter in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Transactional Division in Los Angeles.

Peter Keshavan

peter keshavanSection B
Professor Ramsey - Constitutional Law

Peter is a second-year law student.  Originally from Vermont, he attended Boston University, where he earned a degree in Classics and Philosophy.  Before attending law school, Peter worked for many years as a tutor in various subjects, including graduate school entrance exam preparation.  In addition to his Academic Success Fellowship, Peter works as a research assistant to Prof. Michael Rappaport.  Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and dog.

Bella Olmedo

bella olmedoSection A
Professor McGowan - Contracts

Bella is a 2L and grew up in Santa Barbara, CA.  She moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University where she finished her BA in Sociology.  This past summer she began working at UCSD Health Services Contracting, where she currently still works.  She enjoys spending her free time with her Great Dane, Mac.

Andrew Rodriguez

andrew rodriguezSection C
Professor Wiggins - Property

Andrew is a third-year law student originally from Carlsbad, California. Prior to attending USD Law, Andrew graduated from UCLA with a BS in Mathematics/Economics. After his first year of law school, Andrew interned at the Oceanside City Attorney's Office. He then externed at the US Attorney's Office and for the Honorable Justice Terry O'Rourke at the California Court of Appeals during his second year.  He spent last summer working for a worker's compensation firm in North County. Andrew is the Vice Chair of Tournaments for USD Moot Court and the Chief Membership and Media Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys binge watching movies and listening to music. 

Mariam Saleh

mariam salehSection A
Professor Bell - Property

Mariam is a second-year law student.  Prior to attending law school, she received her undergraduate degrees in English and Middle East & Islamic Studies from UC, Riverside.  In the past, Mariam has clerked with the San Diego Public Defender’s office as their Diversity Fellow, and with the Alternate Public Defender’s office.  She will clerk for the San Diego Federal Defenders this summer.  Currently, she is a judicial extern under Judge Burkhardt, a Federal Magistrate Judge, and is a member of the San Diego Law Review.  If she had any free time, she would enjoy reading about politics and spending time with her nieces.


Danielle Vukovich

danielle vukovichSection C
Professor Kelly - Contracts

Danielle is a third-year law student originally from Glendora, California. Prior to attending USD law, Danielle graduated from the University of La Verne with a BA in Political Science and a BS in Psychology. After her first year of law school, Danielle split her summer working as a summer law clerk for an estate planning firm and studying abroad in London. She then spent the summer after her second year working in-house for AMN Healthcare where she continues to work this fall. Danielle is also the Managing Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and a Research Assistant for Professor Orly Lobel.

More information about the specific dates and times of each of these workshops can be found by clicking on your section below each workshop description.

Academic Success 1L Workshop #1: Organizing the Chaos

This section-specific workshop builds on the skills introduced during orientation, including note-taking, synthesis, and time management. Most importantly, this workshop provides helpful pointers for taking excellent reading and class notes, as well as further demystifying the process of synthesis. The workshop will also address common issues first-year law students face when trying to manage their time. Come with questions.

Academic Success 1L Workshop #2: Outlining for Exam Success

This section-specific workshop introduces effective and efficient outlining. Topics include: 1) when to begin outlining and why you should not begin the first week of class and 2) what information to include/exclude from your outline. Bring your questions.

Academic Success 1L Workshop #3: IRAC, Multiple-choice, and You

You’ve outlined, done practice exams or midterms, and still want to know more about IRAC and how to prepare for multiple-choice and other exam formats. Learn skills & techniques to improve your law school exam performance. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to organize and attack any law school exam. Bring your questions.