Academic Excellence Program

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The practice of law begins with your first day in law school.  One of the most important tasks for incoming law students is to understand and master the transition from their prior experiences in higher education to the unique demands of a law school curriculum.  Cleveland-Marshall's Academic Support Programs complement the law school curriculum by focusing on the process involved in developing the skills that are necessary to succeed in law school. These skills include the ability to understand, organize, and apply the law in a law exam and bar exam setting. Our Academic Support Programs also address time and stress management, effective study methods, and different value systems in the law and legal education.

We recognize that students have different learning styles and experiences that can affect their learning process and performance in law school. For these reasons, Academic Support uses diverse teaching methods including small group discussions, large group training, and one-on-one assistance.

Our fundamental goal is to take the mystery out of succeeding in law school and the practice of law.  Additionally, Academic Support fosters an academic community to assist students in their adjustment to law school and the legal profession.

Please contact us:  

Kelly Curtis, Director of Academic Support & Professor of Legal Writing, LB 54, (216) 687-2359,