Our team of experienced attorneys and educators work with students in a one-on-one or group setting to provide instruction on a variety of skills such as study skills, time management, case reading and briefing, legal analysis, legal writing, outlining, and exam preparation. Tutors work with students both in-person and virtually and tailor their teaching approach to each student’s individual needs. Our tutors are available and ready to assist students during the day, in the evening, and on the weekends.
Guidelines for Tutoring
- If students need to cancel or reschedule an appointment they must do so at least 24 hours in advance. The tutors are not required to reschedule missed appointments or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
- The assistance the tutors offer is designed to promote long-term learning and self-reliance. Tutors will not edit or rewrite students’ work. Instead, they will answer students’ questions, help hone the skills they need to become effective lawyers, and give them opportunities to practice and receive feedback on their work. They will consult with students on writing assignments, answer doctrinal questions to the extent of their ability, and help students figure out how to find the answers themselves. Finally, they will direct students to resources or supplemental materials that will promote self-directed learning—i.e., help students help themselves independently.
- Students must arrive on time for tutoring appointments. The tutors are not required to wait for a student longer than 15 minutes past the appointment time nor are they required to make up the appointment. Any appointment a student misses because of lateness will count as a no-show.
- Students who want to review a specific assignment with a tutor must send their tutor the assignment 48 hours before their scheduled appointment.
- Absent exigent circumstances, tutoring meetings will take place at school. On occasion, a student and his/her tutor may agree to meet at a coffee shop nearby school.
- The tutors will keep any information a student provides confidential. They will obtain the student’s permission before discussing his or her academic advising with anyone other than the Dean of Academic Excellence and the Dean of Students.
- Students will be asked to complete an anonymous evaluation form at the end of the semester.