Academic Success

From your first day at the College of Law to your first day on the job, you will be ready to succeed.

We’re prepared and willing to help, offering all the academic and personal support you need.  

From academic workshops, individual counseling, peer guidance, academic skills development sessions, and stress management, to simply answering questions you have about course selection, registration, and program requirements, and more, the Office of Academic and Bar Success has you covered.

Academic Skills

Academically accomplished fellows are automatically assigned to first year students during the first few weeks at the College of Law. Fellows are available to answer questions about skills such as briefing, outlining, studying and taking exams. The Fellows will hold weekly sessions on the academic skills essential to law school success. You are free to attend weekly small group sessions with the other students assigned to your fellow or set up individual weekly sessions at your convenience or both! Resources are available to 2L and 3L students upon request.

The Associate Dean of Academic and Bar Success, Professor Kelly Curtis, is also available for individual sessions with students to discuss their academic performance and strategies for success. Please email to schedule an appointment.

Bar Readiness

Students preparing for the bar may wish to meet to discuss summer bar plans, living arrangements, financial concerns, how to approach conversations with spouses regarding expectations and other concerns that may vary from student to student. To make an appointment, please email

Foundational Skills for Attorney Licensing—A course offered every spring to prepare students for the bar by providing additional essay and MPT writing and MBE practice.