Academic Support

Academic Skills Advisement

Individual advisement on academic skills is available for LLM students from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. every Friday while regular law school classes are in session. Students may sign up in the Office of Graduate Affairs (340 Furman Hall) for individual 20-minute appointments with Karen Ross, a member of the Graduate Lawyering faculty.

These sessions aim to help students improve study skills, and develop strategies for reading cases and approaching work assignments that arise in the law school experience. Students may also seek advice on the general structure of writing assignments such as reaction papers or seminar papers or references to helpful resrouces on writing and grammar. Papers will not be read in advance, but feel free to bring a paper or writing sample for comments on structure, style, and organization. 

If you are having difficulty in a specific subject area, a subject tutor (upper-level JD student) may be available to assist you. Note, however, that requests for tutors in advanced courses may be difficult to fulfill. Information about the tutoring program and a form to request a tutor are posted here.


In the fall, the Office of Graduate Affairs and the Graduate Lawyering Program co-sponsor workshops to support LL.M. academic success. Past workshops have included "Outlining and Time Management" and "Exam-Taking Strategies." If there is topic you would like addressed, we invite you to make suggestions to the Office of Graduate Affairs.

NYU Writing Center

The Writing Center is a University resource where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. The Writing Center is part of NYU's Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Science. Students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.