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2.6 Academic Support

The Associate Director of Student Affairs & Academic Services provides academic support for law students. The Associate Director of Student Affairs & Academic Services and the Office of the Dean of Students regularly host programming and presentations on academic support topics of interest to first-year law students. In addition, the Associate Director of Student Affairs & Academic Services offers walk-in and scheduled appointments to discuss and work on academic issues and related concerns.

Under the direction of the Office of the Dean of Students and in coordination with the Associate Director of Student Affairs & Academic Services, third-year law students serve as Peer Advisors. Peer Advisors are available during office hours at the beginning of each quarter, when first-year grades are posted, and before the start of finals each quarter to consult with first year students on preparing for classes and exams, understanding and learning from grades, and to give general law school advice and support. They also coordinate several programs throughout the year for first-year students that offer tips on preparing for each quarter, time management, course selection, and other topics as they arise.  Additional information on the Peer Advisor program, including contact information and office hours, can be found at https://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/academicassistance/counselors.

Office of the Dean of Students staff members are available to meet with students to discuss other resources that may be helpful.

In addition, the University’s Student Counseling Service (SCS) also offers students the Academic Skills Assessment Program (ASAP), an educational, clinically-based program designed to provide comprehensive study skills counseling.

Please see the Associate Director of Student Affairs & Academic Services for any additional questions about academic support.