Academic Success

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Southwestern offers a wide variety of resources and support programs at every stage of a student's law school career to help achieve academic success.

The Academic Success & Bar Preparation Office begins prepping students to pass the bar the minute they enter law school. Students can take advantage of academic readiness programs, courses, workshops, as well as individual counseling sessions to maximize academic potential.

Through the Writing Center, students have resources available to help polish their legal writing skills and become more confident in their legal writing product. These optional resources are available to students regardless of their academic standing.

Dean’s Fellows serve as teaching assistants through the Academic Success & Bar Preparation Office. They are an integral resource by assisting students in developing the five general skills areas: time management, note-taking, reading and briefing, synthesizing (weekly review and outlining), and exam writing.