The Academic Support program helps all students develop the skills necessary to succeed in law school-skills that were not necessary for college. Think of it more as “Skills Support.” We offer workshops, one-on-one counseling, tutoring, and books in the lending library.
Law school is so different in language and structure that the skills you used to succeed in college need to be adjusted.
Of course! There are many social events here at the law school and you will have many opportunities to bond with your friends and future colleagues. Make sure that you do that. While the workload is considerably greater in law school, you will have personal time to relax, hang out with your new 1L friends, and explore beautiful Ithaca, as long as you use proper time management. You have to come up with a schedule that works for you. Some students sleep 8 hours a night, go to class and study for 12 hours a day, and have 4 hours per day to themselves. Most students also designate one large chunk of time on the weekends for decompressing (Friday night or Sunday morning, for example.) You may find that a different schedule works better for you, but one piece of advice is: never skimp on sleep. You can tell which students skimp on sleep by exam time, and they are usually the ones who burn out.
This summer is a great time to prepare for law school, and here are a few things you can do.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us. We are happy to help.
Director of Academic Support & Lecturer of Law
Office of the Dean of Students
Suite126F Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901