How can we help? Every day your participation in law school is vital to your ultimate goal: Becoming a top-notch lawyer.
The Office of Academic Support has resources to assist you in reaching that goal. Here's just a few that you might want to consider:
Meetings With Us
Spend an hour of your time assessing your concerns with our experts in one-on-one meetings. We are here to help and want to hear from you! Schedule an appointment here.
Working with faculty, upper-level law students with proven academic skills assist students in first-year foundational courses by working through legal problems, passing along insights regarding coursework and improving study habits. Law Scholar sessions are offered weekly and are open to everyone. The current list and schedule of weekly sessions is here.
Second and third-year law students provide individual and small-group tutoring with a focus on improving basic skills: studying, note-taking, outlining, and preparing for exams. Teaching Scholars also co-lead workshops on enhancing performance in law school and are available to meet with any student who seeks improvement in legal study skills.
Schedule an appointment here.
Resource Library & Law Library
New to law school? Check out UB's resident Jurist Frederick Smalkin's entertaining Nuts & Bolts Guide for Beginning Law Students: A slightly irreverent introduction to the law’s majesty for those who have a ticket to law school but haven’t boarded yet …
We have supplemental materials for inspiration and enlightment including books on exam performance and balancing life and legal studies, as well as commercial supplements like study aids and sample exam questions. The materials cover first year and upper-level courses. The Academic Support Resource Library located on the 5th floor near Room 544 is available to any current law student. A few of the materials currently on the shelves are Examples & Explanations, the Nutshell Series, High Court Case Summaries, and assorted law school success and bar preparation books. Relying on the honor system, students are welcome to check out any book for a period of a few days.
And because you attend UB law school, you also have access on-line to West's vast library of study aids.
And don't forget that UB's Law Library can also be a valuable resource. The Law Library has an extensive collection of current study aids in the Reading Room on the 7th floor. In addition, there is a guide by subject to study aids here.