UCLA School of Law is committed to providing academic assistance to any student with demonstrated academic need. UCLA's academic support program is known across the country as an innovative and effective program. Professor Pavel Wonsowicz is the director of the program and has taught a special section of Constitutional Law and an upper level course in Evidence. Professor Wonsowicz also conducts skills workshops and coordinates study groups led by Graduate Assistant Tutors (“GATs”).
ACADEMIC SUPPORT WORKSHOPS
Several workshops are offered in the fall semester. These workshops serve as a comprehensive exploration of the skills needed to succeed during the first year of law school. All 1Ls are encouraged to attend.
GAT STUDY GROUPS
Second- and third-year students with excellent academic records are hired as Graduate Assistant Tutors (“GATs”) to conduct study groups in the fall. The GATs help students to develop effective study skills and to learn how to approach questions on exams.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW SECTION 9
First-year students may elect to take Professor Wonsowicz's section of Constitutional Law in the spring semester. Students work on their analytical and writing skills through short written exercises, practice exams, and a mid-term. Students receive course credit; admission to the course is by permission of the instructor. Applications are available during the first week of the spring semester.
Professor Wonsowicz is available to counsel students on study skills, outlining, and exam techniques. They can also discuss course selection for the second year.