The¬ Study for Success Program¬†is designed to assist first year students as they transition into law school.¬† Law school instruction is unique in numerous ways: most law school textbooks rely on actual cases decided by courts instead of summarizing legal principles; professors use the¬†Socratic Method¬†for instruction; the few writing assignments require learning new writing conventions; and¬†final exams require application of legal principles to hypothetical fact patterns.¬† Most students have no prior experience with those methods, so the Department of Academic Achievement established a program to focus on the skills specific to law school instruction.¬† Students who participate in this program obtain skills that will significantly increase the chances for success in and after law school.
The Study for Success program consists of several components:
- 1L Book Club
- Foundational Skills Workshops
- Student Led Reviews
- Midpoint to Success
- Individual Consulting
If at any time you need additional assistance, the Department of Academic Achievement can arrange for¬ volunteer tutors¬†from the Merit Scholars Organization to work one-on-one with you.
** If you would like to be a tutor, click here to complete the Tutoring Volunteer Form.