The Academic Success Programs support UW Law students to develop as effective, empowered and reflective learners and legal professionals. The program works with students and professors to foster the school’s commitment to high-quality teaching and the development of students as expert learners. Recognizing the strength of diverse learning styles, experiences, and skill-sets, the Academic Success Programs support all students in on the path to achieving their academic goals and becoming successful, adaptive, and skillful professionals. To nurture that goal, the Academic Success Programs offer individual academic counseling aimed at ensuring students exploit their learning strengths and successfully tackle areas for academic growth. In addition to individualized meetings, the program sponsors workshops and presentations to students and faculty on topics related to teaching and learning.

What We Can Do for Learners

We are here with lots of resources to support your academic growth and learning. We offer individualized meetings to help you become the best law school learner you can be. We also offer workshops designed to give you the tools to succeed like a law school insider.

Schedule an Appointment with Dean West

Who We Are

A lawyer, scholar and teacher, Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Jessica L. West is an unabashed cheerleader of the power of a law school education. The first in her family to graduate from college, she is invested, skilled and dedicated to assisting students to succeed in their study of the law.

Learn more about Assistant Dean for Academic Success Programs Jessica West.

Come See Us

Set up an individual meeting by sending an email to Or stop by for Drop-In Zoom Hours:

Study Skills Guide

The ASP offers a comprehensive guide that offers study skills advice and links to academic support resources. You can download a copy here: [UW NetID and password required to access these documents]