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Academic Support

First Year Information Program
The First Year Information (FYI) program, coordinated through the Office of Student Life, helps first-year students adjust to life as law students. Upper-class fellows lead small group discussions on exam preparation, study skills, and class review sessions throughout the term. In addition, FYI Leaders conduct other activities such as panel discussions and other programs of interest for first-year students. FYI is meant to provide an informative and enjoyable transition into the first year of law school, and serve as an academic support system for new students.

Michigan Access Program
The Michigan Access Program (MAP) seeks to promote students' participation and meaningful connection to the Law School. The chief objectives of MAP are to build community among all students across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines, create mentoring relationships between upper class students and participating 1Ls, and provide a smooth transition into Law School by helping to demystify the first-year experience. Every student is invited to participate regardless of background, with special emphasis on encouraging the participation of non-traditional students. Several members of the Law School faculty actively participate in this program, as instructors during pre-orientation a
nd as advisors throughout the academic year.

tutoring service

Please view this page for more information on the Law School's Peer Tutoring Program, administered by Professor Patrick Barry. 

Personal counseling and advising
Please also refer to the section on Counseling and Advising.