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STUDENT COUNSELING IN GENERAL
Many references are made about counseling throughout Pacific West publications such as Student Handbook, Catalog and website advising the student of the need to observe the rules, regulations and practices, not only of PACIFIC WEST, but also of the CBE. A student may need some advice concerning his/her program, a specific class, methods of study, tutoring, or a host of other items too numerous to cover in this Handbook. Experience has shown that if students take the time to read and study this Handbook, many of their questions can be answered without the need for counseling.
However, PACIFIC WEST provides full counseling services administered by its staff of instructors under the supervision of the deans. Such counseling is available throughout the day and, more limitedly, in the evenings. The student should request an appointment with a specific counselor at the Academic/Administrative Office.
By requesting such appointment and indicating the nature of the student’s inquiry or problem, it can be determined in advance whether files, transcripts or other reference material will be required. Thus, when the student meets the counselor, the meeting will not only be more productive, but also less time-consuming.
A strong academic counseling program has been developed to maintain close contact with each and every student at Pacific West College of Law to insure a successful law school experience. The Deans and faculty members are available to discuss with students any concerns that may arise during the course of their law school career. Faculty are encouraged to treat students as if they will be practicing law together in the future.
Academic Counseling on Final Examination Bluebooks
Students are encouraged to receive academic counseling on final examination bluebooks for the immediately preceding semester or summer session. The purpose of such bluebook counseling is to identify in depth both the strengths and weaknesses in a particular bluebook. Such feedback can be invaluable in improving the future performance of any law students.
There is no possibility of any grade change, however, as a result of academic counseling on final examination bluebooks. For that reason, appointments for such counseling may not be scheduled until after the period of bluebook review.
Where no petition for a re-read of a particular bluebook has been submitted, an appointment for academic counseling on that bluebook may be made as soon as the deadline for submitting such a petition has passed.
Where, however, a petition for a re-read of the particular bluebook has been submitted, and appointment for academic counseling on that bluebook may be made only after such petition has been acted upon and a final adjudication had been rendered by the appropriate Review Committee and such adjudication was communicated to the student and the student’s bluebook or exam copies had been returned to the student.
Appointments with an appropriate member of the faculty may be made through the Academic Department addressed to the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Participation on the FREE OF CHARGE MOCK BABY BAR
Students particularly First Year students are encouraged and given advice to take and participate on the Free of Charge Mock Baby Bar administer by the Law School.