Academic Success Services and Resources

The Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program provides tutoring and academic advice. All students are eligible to participate.  Students in the program are matched with upper-level students who have excelled academically.  For more information about participating in this program, contact the Associate Director of Academic Success, Professor Anne G. Johnson or complete the form below.

 

One-on-One Counseling

One-on-One academic counseling is available with a member of the Academic Success Team throughout the year for all law students.

Workshops

Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year for all law students, aimed at enhancing the skills needed to succeed in law school and on the bar exam. Workshops are scheduled throughout the year and at student request.

Courses

Legal Process

Legal Process is a required 1 credit-hour course for all 1L students.  This course covers the formulation of a rule of law from one or more legal authorities, placing the rule in a rule-structure, analyzing the application of that rule to a set of facts and organizing a written legal discussion of that analysis. This course also introduces exam writing techniques, exam preparation, time management, and study skills.

Bar Preparation

Bar Preparation is a 3 credit-hour course for 3L students.  The course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to pass the multistate multiple-choice exam (MBE) and essay exams. This course is intended to supplement and not replace the commercial review courses.

Enhanced Academic Success Program 

Beyond the Academic Success offerings for all law students, extra support is available for students with additional academic needs.  For additional information about the Enhanced Academic Success Program, consult the checklist below. 

Resources

  • Mercer Law Academic Success Facebook Group

    The Mercer Law Academic Success Facebook Group is open to all students, faculty and staff of Mercer Law School.  This forum is used to post reminders about events, resources and assorted tips. To join this group, send a request by clicking the link above.

 

  • Study Schedules
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  • 1L Advice
    The following resources are recommended for use before and during the first year of law school. These resources share strategies for class preparation, studying, and exam taking.

    • HERBERT N. RAMY, SUCCEEDING IN LAW SCHOOL (3d ed. 2020).
    • CAROLYN J. NYGREN, STARTING OFF RIGHT IN LAW SCHOOL (2d ed. 2011).
    • RUTA K. STROPUS & CHARLOTTE D. TAYLOR, BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN COLLEGE AND LAW SCHOOL: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (3d ed. 2014).
    • SHAPO & SHAPO, LAW SCHOOL WITHOUT FEAR (3d ed. 2009)

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