Oregon Law School’s comprehensive curriculum supports your individual academic journey. We want you to feel confident the whole way through law school and be set up for success in your law career. To ensure that we can dynamically support your journey with us, we offer programs and resources designed to enhance and enrich your education.
Our Academic Excellence Program helps you develop strategies to succeed from your first year of law school through graduation and the bar exam. Opportunities include 1L workshops, tutoring, Bar support and advising, and academic advising.
Through a series of workshops and small group sessions offered during your first year, you will be introduced to key skills for success including case briefing, outlining and synthesis, legal analysis, and exam-taking skills.
As a 1L student, you will have the opportunity to work with and learn from second- and third-year law students. Academic Choice for Excellence (ACE) Tutors hold review sessions for each of the 1L doctrinal courses and also meet with students in small groups and individually.
Bar Support & Advising:
In your third year of law school, you can take advantage of multiple opportunities that support your success on the bar exam. These opportunities include:
- Prep Courses: Lawyering Skills & Bar Success, and Legal Writing for the Bar are two for-credit courses that help you to begin developing skills for success on the bar exam.
- We offer our graduates a bar review course at no cost.
- Additionally, once you graduate, we offer a supplemental bar program allowing you to meet on a regular basis with the Director of the Academic Excellence Program to practice key skills, review doctrine, and receive feedback.
While all faculty members play a key role in providing academic advising to the students, the Academic Excellence Program helps you set the groundwork for that guidance in order to navigate graduation requirements and find the right mix of courses to support your success both in law school and on the bar exam.
Open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, the John E. Jaqua Law Library is located on the second floor of the Knight Law Center. We know that you and your classmates will spend a lot of time here during your legal education. Our exceptional Librarians and Law Library staff actively support the student learning experience and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service.
Visit the Law Library for more information about what is offered.
We strive to provide a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere for all of our students, including and especially our students with disabilities. Whether your disability is physical, cognitive, or psycho-emotional, we are committed to providing you support so that you can excel inside the classroom and outside of it.
Contact Student Affairs to learn more about the accommodations available.