Academic & Bar Support
From your first-year through the bar exam, the Office of Academic and Bar Support is here to help you achieve your goals.
Our program offers numerous services throughout your law school career, including structured study groups, academic workshops, individual counseling, academic skill development workshops, and advice on managing stress and mental health.
Our comprehensive first-year program assists students to adjust to the new style of learning and writing. Peer led structured study groups are offered to all students wishing to master skills essential for law school achievement. Other workshops and programs are offered to 1Ls throughout the academic year to reinforce the skills obtained through the structured study group sessions. In addition to general programming, individual skills training and assistance is available to first-year students at risk of serious academic underperformance or academic dismissal.
Academic support resources are available to 2L and 3L students upon request. Our upper-level program also includes an intense and thorough supplemental bar course for invited students to take during their final spring semester and a summer bar bootcamp available to all students preparing for the bar exam.
As Director, I am available to meet with students on an individual basis to discuss academic performance, bar exam related issues, and methods to improve or maintain performance from the first year through the bar exam. Please also use the links below to explore additional resources available for both academic and bar support.
I look forward to working with you during your journey from law student to bar applicant to practicing attorney. Best wishes.Professor Kelly K. Curtis