Law is a demanding program that requires a complex set of academic tools.  Simultaneously understanding doctrine, analyzing theory, evaluating logic, and developing a specific skills set challenges even the most academically successful students.  The Faculty of Law and the University provide assistance to students at every stage of their academic career.

Support at the Faculty of Law

Academic Success Program (ASP) 

The Dean offers an academic mentoring program to 1L students who are experiencing academic difficulties or who wish to gain confidence in exam or paper writing. The Faculty hires upper-year Student Advisors to provide one-on-one academic mentoring sessions (both in person and via email) and coaching. Upper-year Advisors have demonstrated academic excellence in the first year curriculum.

The ASP is a free and confidential service. Students may access the program as individuals or in small study groups. They can request a coach who has recently done well in the same course (taught by the same faculty member) for which they are studying.   They also may be referred to the program by a small group professor on the basis of student performance on writing assignments.

45-minute appointments are available Monday–Friday 12:30–1:15 pm and 1:15-2:00 pm.

To book an appointment please email

Support at the University of Toronto

Office of English Language and Writing Support

This program offers graduate students advanced training in academic writing and speaking.