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

Exam Preparation

November 3 - Noon

Midterm Debrief & Final Exam Simulated Practice

January 26 - Noon

Back to Basics: Academic Excellence Top Strategies

March 9 - Noon

Course Registration Q&As

Academic Strategy Sessions are 1-on-1 counseling sessions to discuss your academic performance.  They can be scheduled by following the button below.

Schedule a Session

The Dean of Students Office offers tutoring for all JD students in the fall and spring semesters. Upper-level students are hired as tutors for 1L classes (except Fundamentals of Lawyering) and select upper-level classes with the largest enrollments and made available to students upon request. Students may request a maximum of 1 tutor per semester. Small group tutoring sessions may alsobe  offered for 1L classes near the end of each semester. Tutoring is not offered during the summer semester.

Requests for Fall 2021 tutors will be accepted starting Monday, 9/13. Requests can be made here. The deadline for requests is Friday, 10/1.

Students requesting one-on-one tutoring 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 cannot guarantee the availability of tutors in any given class. Although all JD students are eligible to receive tutoring, in the event of a shortage of available tutors, students with lower overall GPAs will be given priority.

Students should direct any questions about tutoring services to [email protected].

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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