Academic Success Program

Schulich Law’s Academic Success Program matches first-year students with upper-year volunteers who provide guidance on study skills and learning strategies. The program is not intended to duplicate or be a substitute for the formal academic instruction that occurs in class and through discussions with faculty members, but to supplement this instruction through a more structured approach to learning strategies.

Peer academic mentors have demonstrated academic excellence, and have excellent communication skills and a desire to assist first-year students and to contribute to the law school community.

Interested in being matched to a peer mentor? Please contact
Dana-Lyn Mackenzie at

In addition to the one-on-one support which is the main component of the program, peer academic mentors will put on two Academic Success group sessions in the fall term of 2018, and two more in the winter term of 2019. These sessions will cover topics such as learning from lectures, study skills and exam strategies, and will be open to any student to attend.

The first group session "Law School Basics" is offered by the peer mentors on Friday, September 28, 3:30-4:30 pm, Room 105.

The second session "Exam Tips" is offered by the peer mentors on Friday, November 23, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 105.

The third session "Revamping your Study Strategies" is offered by the peer mentors on Friday, January 25, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 105.

The fourth session "Exam Preparation" is offered by the peer mentors on Friday, March 22, 3:00-4:30 pm, Room 105

For deadlines please check the Consolidated List of first year assignments.