1.4 Academic Support
The Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising provides academic support for law students. The Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising 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 Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising 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 Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising, 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 http://www.law.uchicago.edu/students/academicassistance/peeradvisors.
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 Assistant Director of Student Affairs & Academic Advising for any additional questions about academic support.