Academic Advising Services

The Academic Advising Program provides students with the advising, mentoring and support they may need as they enter law school and progress through their legal education. This program is open to all students and any student may seek the help they need at any point in their legal education on a formal or informal basis. Below is a listing of some of the programs that are offered through Academic Advising:


The Student Advising Program is offering three academic workshops this Fall. These workshops, while geared towards 1st year law students are open to the whole student body. In addition, these workshops are videotaped and are on reserve in the library or can be checked out of the library in the Director of Student Services's office in the Admissions Suite. The workshops are as follows: information will be posted when available.  

Snack Breaks:

During the Fall Semester, the Director of Student Services will meet with each sub-section in the first year class to discuss, among other things, time management and the pros and cons of study groups. 

Academic Skills Program:

During the Spring Semester a 8 week program will be offered, open to all 1st year students. The program focuses on fundamental study skills such as: case synthesis, outlining and exam-taking. The program will be interactive and hands-on, and for that reason enrollment will be limited to 25 students. 

Individual Consultation:

Students may schedule individual appointments with the Director of Student Services to discuss any issues or concerns relating to their law school experience. In addition, she has an "open door" policy and students may drop in any time during normal business hours. 

Supplemental Bar Program:

This program is being offered to aid recent Washington University graduates who are studying for the July Bar. While the program is designed to aid those graduates taking the Missouri Bar, all recent graduates are welcome to participate. No fee is being charged for this program. The program consists of three parts: 1) Bar Panel Lunch - An informal panel of recent Washington University graduates who successfully passed the Bar. They will discuss what worked, what didn't work and what they would have done differently. 2) Time Management Conference - A conference with the Director of Student Services to help create a schedule of study for the summer. The meeting is scheduled at a mutually convenientime. 3) Essay Writing Workshop - This workshop will meet once a week. During each session a Missouri Bar exam essay will be practiced and the previous week's essay will be critiqued. There will be individual feedback for each student as well as a general discussion of the essay. 

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