The purpose of the tutorial program, managed by the Office of Academic Success (OAS), is to provide 1L students in each section of each 1L doctrinal course with an upper-level law student to serve as the study group leader for that particular section. The academic tutor must have an overall GPA of 2.8 or above and must have performed well in the course the tutor facilitates. All tutorials are question-based rather than lecture-based. Professors teaching 1L courses choose their tutors.
The Office of Academic Support (OAS) employs high achieving (3.0+ GPA) and highly motivated upper level students to provide one-on-one student tutorials to any student who asks for assistance. Students may drop in or may make an appointment using our online appointment calendar. All academic tutors are hired, trained and supervised by the OAS.
The Office of Academic Success (OAS) offers a series of skill-building workshops to 1L and 2L students to aid in developing proficiencies vital to law school success. Examples of workshops include: reading and briefing cases for class preparation, building effective course outlines, utilizing practice questions and essays to enhance and test course information and test preparation, and scheduling and time management. Specific review in preparation for mid-terms and finals are also routinely offered. 1L Skills Academy sessions are held weekly and 2L sessions are held bi-weekly.
The Office of Academic Success (OAS) provides students with personalized assistance with course scheduling, Bar elective course planning and individualized tutoring and support to all students, as needed.
Outreach & Intervention
At-risk students, as are identified by professors and/or through interactions with students, who stop by OAS and offered advice, resources, all designed to enhance their academic experiences.