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 recordings of workshops by registering for the Academic Excellence TWEN course. There is no password required.

2020-2021 Workshops

Time Topic Coverage

July 15

Noon – 1p

Preparing for Class

July 22

Noon – 1p

Introduction to Legal Analysis

July 29

Noon – 1p

Succeeding Inside the Classroom

August 5

Noon – 1p

Beginning your Academic Excellence Journey

September 9

Noon – 1p


October 7

Noon – 1p

Exam Preparation

November 4

Noon – 1p

Midterm Debrief & Final Exam Simulated Practice

January 20

Noon – 1p

Back to Basics: Academic Excellence Top Strategies; Evaluating Your Fall Exam Performance & Seeking Professor Feedback

March 10

Noon – 1p

Selecting 2L Classes - Requirements and Recommendations

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 are also offered for 1L classes near the end of each semester. Tutoring is not offered during the summer semester.

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].

Andrew RealonAndrew D. Realon, Esq.
Program Administrator for Academic Excellence
The George Washington University Law School
700 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-1806 Direct
202-994-8320 Main
Email:  [email protected]


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Academic Support Resources

The Jacob Burns Law Library has a webpage dedicated to study aids and resources kept in its collection. Learn more.

All GW Law students have access to the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. Learn more.  

Academic Excellence published a series of best practices for distance learning. You can view it here.