The Academic Success Program at the School of Law provides a variety of resources to ensure that all students develop the skills needed to succeed academically at the law school. Through the tutorial program, workshops, one-on-one guidance, and readily available resources, all students have access to information to enable them to become effective and successful law students.
The Office of Academic Success (Academic Success ) coordinates the Law School’s tutorial program. The tutorial program includes student-led tutorial sessions for all first-year courses and selected upper-level courses. Academically successful upper-class students are hired to conduct tutorials for all first-year courses and several upper-level courses. Tutorial sessions are held bi-weekly, with tutors holding “office hours” on the off weeks for students with individual questions.
Academic Success staff also teach a skills course designed to ease the transition from college to law school. The Classes address key skills such as time and stress management, case reading and briefing, effective study skills, critical analysis and exam preparation. Academic Success also works closely with the Director of Wellness to present workshops and identify students with non-academic issues that impact their transition to law school.
Moreover, the Academic Success staff meets with students for one-on-one sessions throughout the school year. The students either seek help on their own or are referred to Academic Success by the Bar Enhancement and Retention Committee. During these sessions, the Academic Success staff evaluates the students’ study regimen and they also help the students with their study schedules, exam preparation and course outlines.
Academic Success also operates a Lending Library. The Library is a collection of supplemental materials to help students study and prepare for exams. The materials are available to students to use without the expense of purchasing their own copies.