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Academic Success Program

The Academic Success program, provides opportunities for students to master the skills of legal analysis needed to succeed in law school. Read more about the Academic Success Program.

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Bar Examination Information

Academic support continues past graduation with a free bar preparation program that includes workshops and simulated essay exams that enhance the preparation student receive through commercial bar courses. Read more about the Bar Examination.

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Mentor Program

Interested first-year students are matched with a mentor from the School of Law faculty or staff. Mentors help first-year law students understand the processes and demands of law school, make informed academic choices, and work through professional questions. Mentors can be valuable resources for first-year law students regarding the opportunities a legal education can provide.

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Professionalism and the Law

Taught by law school faculty and local experts, the Professionalism and the Law class gives students additional instruction on skills they need to enter the legal profession and succeed in law school. Read more about Professionalism and the Law

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Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers professional counselors who are available to assist students to engage in and promote a healthy way of living. The Center assists students in making healthy lifestyle choices through confidential consultation, skill building in sexuality education, stress management, nutrition, and alcohol and other drug education. Counseling services provide the most current, evidence-based psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy and biofeedback. Counselors hold the content of each session in the strictest confidence. The Wellness Center also offers health education presentations to classrooms, residence halls and campus organizations. Read more about The Wellness Center