Texas Tech University

Amy Jarmon

Assistant Dean, Academic Success Programs and Lecturer

Email: amy.jarmon@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-6385

Admitted to practice in Virginia and in England/Wales.

Dean Jarmon previously served as an Adjunct Professor, the Acting Assistant Dean for Law Student Services and the Director of Academic Success Programs at The University of Akron School of Law. Dean Jarmon is a licensed Virginia attorney and on the roll as a Solicitor for England and Wales. In the United States, she has worked for the Supreme Court of Virginia, for a national law firm and as a consultant for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. While living in England, she practiced law at two English law firms. Prior to her legal career, Dean Jarmon served as a professional in student affairs at four colleges and universities, ending her career as a Dean of Students.

Dean Jarmon is Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. She has been a regular contributor to Student Lawyer, the American Bar Association Law Student Division magazine. Dean Jarmon has served as the Chair of the Academic Support Section for the Association of American Law Schools. She has served as Nominations Chair, an Executive Committee member, and on the Program Committee for that AALS Section. In addition, she is serving as Co-Chair of the Assessments Committee and has served on the Program Committee and the Mentoring and Continuity Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators.

Dean Jarmon has taught an Introduction to the U.S. Legal System short course for Mexican undergraduates at the University of Guanajuato.  In addition, Dean Jarmon served as the Assistant or Associate Director for several years with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association continuing legal education seminar in Cambridge, England; Dublin, Ireland; and Edinburgh, Scotland. In those capacities, she lectured on a variety of comparative law topics, wrote a participant handbook, and provided administrative support to the seminar.

Amy Jarmon

Degrees

  • A.B. College of William and Mary, 1971
  • M.Ed., Boston University, 1972
  • Ed.D., College of William and Mary, 1983
  • J.D, College of William and Mary, 1992

Courses

  • Introduction to Legal Studies
  • Comparative Law: English Legal System
  • European Union: Institutions and Principles

Selected Publications

Books

Time and Workplace Management for Lawyers (American Bar Association 2013).

Publications

Amy L. Jarmon, Preventing Burnout by Choosing to Have a Personal Life, GPSolo eReport (November 2015) available at http://www.americanbar.org/publications/gpsolo_ereport/2015/november_2015/preventing_burnout_have_personal_life.html 

Amy L. Jarmon, Time and Work Management Away from the OfficeTHE YOUNG LAWYER (August 2015) available at http://www.americanbar.org/publications/tyl/topics/professional-development/time-work-management-away-office.html.
 
The Learning Curve
, Association of American Law Schools, Academic Support Division Newsletter, Winter 2014, 19, “The Writing Process and ASP'ers.”

The National Law Journal, September 17, 2012, 16, “Yes, law school is competitive. You'll want to keep up.”

Student Lawyer, American Bar Association Law Student Division Magazine, Articles 2007 - 2015

  • Making the Most of Summer Plans, Volume 43, Number 8, April/May 2015, 19-20.
  • Which Practice-Ready Courses Should You Take?, Volume 43, Number 7, March 2015, 18-19.
  • Elective Courses: Strategies for Success, Volume 43, Number 5, January 2015, 18-19.
  • How to Choose Your Courses Wisely, Volume 43, Number 3, November 2014, 19-20.
  • Honing Skills for Long-Term Success, Volume 43, Number 1, September 2014, 19, 22.
  • Take a Step Back and Reflect on Your Skills, Volume 42, Number 9, May 2014, 16-17.
  • Determining Your Study Priorities and Strategies for Exam Preparation, Volume 42, Number 7, March 2014, 18-19.
  • Outlines and Graphic Organizers: Making Sense of a Course, Volume 42, Number 5, January 2014, 18-19.
  • Study Aids: Proceed with Caution, Volume 42, Number 3, November 2013, 19-20.
  • School Success in Seven Steps, Volume 42, Number 1, September 2013, 18-19.
  • Time to recharge and renew, Volume 41, Number 9, May 2013, 16-17.
  • Balancing law school with life, Volume 41, Number 7, March 2013, 18-19.
  • Evaluating your study habits, Volume 41, Number 5, January 2013, 16-17.
  • How movement and touch relate to the study of law, Volume 41, Number 3, November 2012, 18-19.
  • Differences in legal education require differences in study strategies, Volume 41, Number 1, September 2012, 18-19.
  • How academic success can translate into job success, Volume 40, Number 9, May 2012, 14-15.
  • Finding motivation when you have none, Volume 40, Number 7, March 2012, 22-23.
  • Exam review begins now, Volume 40, Number 5, January 2012, 17-18.
  • Studying with other students for more success, Volume 40, Number 3, November 2011, 20-21.
  • Be mindful of the advice you give, Volume 40, Number 1, September 2011, 18-19.
  • Expand your legal horizons this summer, Volume 39, Number 9, May 2011, 22-24.
  • How to organize information effectively, Volume 39, Number 7, March 2011, 22-25.
  • How to absorb information to make it more memorable, Volume 39, Number 6, February 2011, 22-24.
  • Ensuring your success in law school, Volume 39, Number 3, November 2010, 11-12.
  • Making smart decisions for the classroom, Volume 39, Number 1, September 2010, 8, 10-11.
  • Transfer academic skills for success on your summer job, Volume 38, Number 9, May 2010, 16, 18.
  • Use all available resources for better grades, Volume 38, Number 7, March 2010, 12, 13.
  • Outlines are your master documents for exam success, Volume 38, Number 5, January 2010, 13-14.
  • Reading and briefing cases: two daily tasks for law school success, Volume 38, Number 3, November 2009, 16, 18.
  • Memory is an essential starting point for law school success, Volume 38, Number 1, September 2009, 14, 16.
  • For better or worse: evaluating your study habits, Volume 37, Number 9, May 2009, 12-13.
  • Practice questions make perfect at exam time, Volume 37, Number 7, March 2009, 13-14.
  • If exams could talk: insights from last semester, Volume 37, Number 5, January 2009, 11-12.
  • Staying calm during a busy time of the semester, Volume 37, Number 3, November 2008, 14, 16.
  • Make a Smooth Transition to Law School: Stack the odds in your favor by making good choices, Volume 37, Number 2, October 2008, 17, 19, 22-23.
  • A word to the wise about study aids, Volume 37, Number 1, September 2008, 14, 16.
  • It's not too late to plan a productive summer “vacation,” Volume 36, Number, May 2008, 9, 17-18.
  • Multitasking: Helpful or Harmful? Volume 36, Number 8, April 2008, 31, 33-35.
  • Don't wait to begin curbing procrastination, Volume 36, Number 7, March 2008, 16-17.
  • Start your exam studying early for greater success, Volume 36, Number 5, January 2008, 14, 16.
  • Study successfully with a partner or group, Volume 36, Number 3, November 2007, 12-13.
  • Time is of the essence for smart studiers, Volume 36, Number 1, September 2007, 10-11.