Academic Success

The academic transition to law school from undergraduate, graduate, and real-life work experience can be as fascinating as it is difficult.

The Law School and the broader University provide many resources to help students understand their learning style, to prepare for and get the most out of class and, ultimately, to reach their individual potential on law school exams.

Our faculty members support student learning with regular office hours and by inviting questions and feedback from students about their progress in a given course. 1L students also are matched with a faculty advisor who can help you navigate the academic program. Students are invited to connect with other faculty members to seek advice as they develop and explore their areas of interest.  

Talented 2L and 3L students provide academic support and mentoring to new students through the Structured Study Group, Law in Practice, and Legal Writing programs described below.

Finally, the Director of Academic & Bar Success, Professor Kim Ronning, is available as an additional resource to help students succeed. Look for her in Law in Practice, SSG, Legal Writing and Academic & Bar Success workshops throughout the year. Contact Professor Ronning at to set up an appointment for one-on-one meetings on exam preparation and review, note-taking, outlining, time-management, bar study and planning, and all things related to academic and bar success.

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