Academic Support & Bar Prep

Here you'll find resources to support you on your academic journey.

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program is designed to help new students succeed in their first year of law school. It provides first-year students with specialized instruction in the skills that are unique to the study of law, including case briefing, outlining and exam taking. Instruction is offered through workshops, classes, and individual meetings. 

Bar Prep

The University of Richmond School of Law has implemented the Academic Success program to assist our students in reaching their academic potential during law school and to ensure that our graduates are fully prepared to meet the challenge of the bar exam.

Advising Resources

University of Richmond School of Law is committed to helping you navigate law school. At the start of your first year, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who can provide guidance on course selection, career opportunities, and other issues. You will meet with your faculty advisor during orientation and then periodically during your time at the law school.

Many faculty members also serve as informal advisors to students who are not specifically assigned to them. You are encouraged to seek out faculty members who teach in the areas that interest you.

Additionally, the Admissions Office assigns incoming first-year students a Law Student Advisor. These LSAs are upper class students who volunteer through the Student Bar Association. LSAs meet with their advisees during orientation and often arrange for more informal meetings throughout the semester. LSAs supplement the advising offered by faculty and often address social and other student issues.

The law school also holds a number of informational sessions for students during the school year. In the past, these sessions have included discussions about courses, career paths, and clerkships.

The learning curve for law school is steep, and even the best and brightest first-year students may find the transition to law study challenging. The University of Richmond School of Law addresses these challenges by offering programs that can help every student reach his or her academic potential.