Academic Success

At UC Davis School of Law, your academic and professional success is of utmost importance to the faculty, staff, and administration. The Law School sponsors a number of programs designed to help all students meet their own personal levels of success. While law school may seem daunting at times, the tools you need to become both academically and professionally successful are within your reach.

When you become a member of the King Hall community, you enter a uniquely supportive learning environment. Classes are small, professors are world-class legal scholars and teachers, and the staff and administration are accessible, caring, and friendly. In addition, the Academic Success Program provides resources to assist with all aspects of the study of law. From Intro Week to the bar exam, the Academic Success Program offers tutorial assistance, study aids, sample practice exams, study and exam skills workshops, individual academic counseling, and study plan and learning styles assessments. All programs are designed to help you improve your academic performance in law school, on the bar exam, and, ultimately, in the profession.

A Note from Christopher Ide-Don, Assistant Dean for Academic Success

We are pleased to assist you in meeting your academic and non-academic goals and to provide you with information you may need to be an active, engaged, and successful law student. Please stop by my office in Room 2312, e-mail me at or call me at 530-752-3434. In addition, please feel free to stop by the Academic Success Resource Center in Room 2312 to check out our collection of study aids with information on how to maximize your law school performance.

About the Assistant Dean

Christopher Ide-Don is the Assistant Dean for Academic Success Program and a lecturer at UC Davis School of Law. Prior to UC Davis, Chris worked at UC Hastings College of the Law and practiced disability rights and civil rights law for five years. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communications and received his J.D. from UC Hastings.