Academic Probation and Referral Services
Students may be referred to ASP and the Writing Center any time during law school. Referrals can come from any source, including course and seminar professors or based on exam performance. Students who underperform in their courses may be asked to participate in Structured Study Groups or other tutoring programs, or may be required to participate in workshops designed to enhance analytic writing and test-taking skills.
At the end of the first year, students who have experienced difficulty are invited to participate in the Legal Principles course (at the end of the first year) and/or Legal Foundations course (at the end of the second year). These courses continue to develop legal reading, writing and reasoning skills using the subject matter from bar courses.
Additional support is available for all students in their second and third years to help ensure academic success. This includes Structured Study Groups, informal study groups and individual tutors. In addition, the Academic Success faculty provides academic workshops and referral services throughout the three- or four- year law school program.
Most first-year courses at Thomas Jefferson school have midterm exams, so students get individual assessment and personal feedback to help prepare well before finals.
Mentoring, Counseling and Academic Support Throughout Law School
Ongoing academic support is provided to all students, with individual counseling and feedback from academic success faculty to help you succeed. We meet with students individually and in small group to address concerns, to plan approaches to tackling law school course work, and to celebrate student success.