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School of Law


Academic Success

Law school is a challenging educational experience. The Academic Success Program is designed to help students develop and sharpen the skills necessary to be successful at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The School of Law provides the following programs to support our students and help them maximize their academic performance.

Skills Workshops

The Academic Success Program offers twice-weekly skills workshops designed to address potential pitfalls faced by law students. Workshops include How to Succeed in Law School, Reading and Notes, Time Management, Outlines, and Exam Writing. Toward the end of the semester, students are given the opportunity to test their knowledge and get over “law exam jitters” through simulated exams in several subjects.

Individual Assistance

Individual meetings are available for any student looking for personalized assistance. Meetings are tailored to the student’s specific needs and requests, and are designed to allow the student to develop an individualized study program. These meetings include reviewing past exams, working through hypotheticals, assessing schedules and study habits, and dealing with stress. 

First Year Tutoring Program

Every first year law student is paired with a second or third year student tutor who is chosen based on his or her academic success in a particular class and subject area. Tutoring in each subject is offered once a week, and focuses on student questions and answering hypotheticals.

Bar Preparation

For third year students and graduates, the Academic Success Program provides workshops and advice on how to study and pass the bar exam.