Helping students achieve academic success in their course work, examinations, academic endeavors, and eventually on the bar exam, is of significant importance at the School of Law. Accordingly, students will find that they have a number of resources to choose from, including the following:
Director of the Academic Success Program: The Director of the Academic Success Program offers individual counseling, small group tutoring, legal writing coaching, and teaches Law School Success Skills 101. The Director of the Academic Success Program is also available to help students find solutions or resources to help with obstacles or personal challenges that impact their ability to thrive in law school.
Faculty Advisors: Students are assigned faculty advisors and should schedule a meeting with their faculty advisor mid-way through their first semester. Students will be required to meet with their assigned advisor prior to registration each term. Students should be prepared to discuss future course of study, any interests in specific areas of law, and the entire law school experience. Depending on a student’s question and/or area of interest, the student may seek out additional advisors. If students have specific questions relating to a particular course or practice area, they should feel free to contact the faculty that specialize in that particular area. Faculty advisor change forms are available on the law school website.
Assistant Dean of Career Services and Student Affairs: The Assistant Dean of Career Services and Student Affairs serves as a liaison with Disability & Learning Services, mental and physical health & wellness providers, the law school faculty, and law school and University administration. The Assistant Dean of Career Services and Student Affairs is also available to help students find solutions, resources, and programmatic opportunities to help with obstacles or personal challenges that impact their ability to thrive in law school.
Associate Dean of Academics: Appointments may be scheduled directly with the Associate Dean of Academics for guidance and assistance.