Structured Study Groups Build your skills and valuable relationships Our structured study groups provide significant support to you and your classmates to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. By participating in these groups during your first year, you gain mastery of analytical, study, outlining, note and exam-taking skills, and a better understanding of doctrinal class material through discussion. Even though participation is voluntary, students have found participation in the study groups to be incredibly valuable. "Having upper-level students who worked as study-group leaders provided a great resource both to help further my understanding of the law as well as allowing me to build relationships with other students." - Andrew Biggerstaff, JD '12 The structured study groups meet for one hour per week, and are led by second and third year students who have excelled in law school. These group leaders also serve as mentors through your first year of law school. The structured study groups may also serve as a catalyst for you in forming your own study groups. We provide weekday and weekend structured study groups in Civil Dispute Resolution.