1.3 Academic Support
Third-year law students serve as Academic Counselors and provide academic support for first-year law students under the direction of the Office of the Dean of Students. Academic Counselors are available during regularly scheduled office hours to consult with 1Ls on study skills, to review exams and papers, and to give general academic advice and support. They also coordinate several programs throughout the year for first-year students that offer tips on preparing for class discussions and the Socratic Method, exam preparation, course selection, and other topics as they arise. Additional information on the Academic Counselor program, including contact information and office hours, can be found at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/academicassistance/counselors.
If the resources of the Academic Counselors prove insufficient to meet a particular student’s needs, the Dean of Students and the Associate Director of Student Affairs are available to meet with the student to discuss other resources that may be available.
The Law School offers a Writing Coach service for J.D. (2L and 3L) and LL.M. students. The coach helps students refine writing samples for clerkship applications and job searches. The coach also provides workshops throughout the year to jump-start editing skills and improve students’ writing. Students desiring to meet with a writing coach should schedule an office appointment on the Canvas organization site, Law School Writing Coach.
In addition, the University’s Student Counseling Service (SCS) has the Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP), an educational, clinically-based program designed to provide comprehensive study skills counseling.
If you have any additional questions about academic support, please see the Dean of Students or the Associate Director of Student Affairs.