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 tutoring, 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 Student Affairs has you covered. 



Academically accomplished tutors are automatically assigned to first year students during the first few weeks at the College of Law. Tutors are available to answer questions regarding major topics in substantive law as well as questions about skills such as briefing, outlining, studying and taking exams. You are free to attend weekly small group tutoring sessions with the other students assigned to your tutor or set up individual weekly tutoring sessions at your convenience or both!  

Tutoring is also available to 2L and 3L students upon request.

Academic Support Resource Center

The Academic Support Resource Center is located in the Office of Student Affairs and is a library containing a variety of supplemental study materials. Books and flash cards may be checked out for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Academic Counseling

You can meet with the Associate Director for Academic & Bar Support in the Office of Student Affairs to address any academic concerns that may be affecting your overall success. Students preparing for the bar may also 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 call the Office of Student Affairs at (315) 443-1146.

Bar Readiness

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.