Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence is the office at GW Law that assists all students in their pursuit of strong academic performance and potential. It is located within the Dean of Students Office. Academic Excellence offers workshops, 1-on-1 counseling, and tutor matching.


Academic Excellence workshops are designed to provide GW Law students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to succeed academically in law school. Some of the topics covered include class preparation strategies, course outlining, and exam preparation. GW Law students can access slide decks from the workshops by registering for the Academic Excellence TWEN course. There is no password required.

2021-2022 Workshops  

Time and Location

Topic Coverage

August 25 - Noon, LL101

Academic Resources Orientation

September 8 - Noon, LL101

Course Outlining

October 6 - Noon, LL101

Exam Preparation

November 3 - Noon, LL101

Midterm Debrief & Final Exam Simulated Practice

January 26 - Noon, Webex

Back to Basics: Academic Excellence Top Strategies

March 16 - Noon, LL 101

Selecting 2L Classes: Requirements and Recommendations

Academic Strategy Sessions

Academic Strategy Sessions are 1-on-1 counseling sessions to discuss your academic performance.  They can be scheduled by clicking here


Peer Tutor Matching

The Dean of Students Office provides one-on-one peer tutoring in the Fall and Spring semesters for 1L classes (except Fundamentals of Lawyering), as well as for select upper-level classes. 

Tutors are fellow GW Law students who previously demonstrated success in the courses for which they tutor. Please note that tutors may not have taken the course with the same professor as the students they are matched with. Students should request a tutor if they are looking for help to better understand the subject, not to get insight into a particular professor’s course plan or exam.

Students are limited to one tutor per semester. The Dean of Students Office cannot guarantee the availability of tutors for any classes. Students must agree to meet with their tutors for at least 3 hours during the semester. Students who fail to do so may be prohibited from participating in the program in future semesters. The Dean of Students Office may also schedule group tutoring sessions for some classes if demand exceeds our capacity for one-on-one tutoring, but cannot guarantee there will be enough available spaces for everyone. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


Academic Excellence Toolkit 

Academic Excellence posts even more resources for GW Law students on its TWEN page. Students can enroll in the Academic Excellence TWEN course anytime; there is no password required.



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External Academic Support Resources