Academic Success Program | School of Law | SIU

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Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program facilitates advanced learning and skill building from the first year through post-graduation preparation for the bar exam.  It is no secret that law school success requires utmost dedication and diligence, but many entering law school as new students are unaware of the specific skills necessary for attaining top scores, graduating, and passing the bar exam in their chosen jurisdiction.  The team members of the Academic Success Program serve to coach new students through the process of building those skills, using insights based on proven learning science and best practices from the law school academic success community. 

The Program includes a mandatory first-year Mastering Legal Education course for all new students, with second- and third-year assistance provided through individual mentoring.  Graduating students are encouraged to participate in the SIU supplemental bar preparation program, which provides support to all graduates taking the bar.