Academic Excellence

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Prather, Catherine
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

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WCL,Washington College of Law 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-2132 United States

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Office of Academic Excellence

Welcome to the Office of Academic Excellence (OAE), where our goal is to support student achievement from matriculation through graduation and beyond. Our team of experienced advisors are ready to help you excel both in your classes and on the bar exam. Law school can be a difficult time for even the best of students, and our team offers workshops, presentations, and individual advising for time management, test-taking, legal analysis, and other skills to help you succeed in your classes. After graduation, we also offer many services to support your preparation for the bar exam, with individual appointments, personalized study schedules, bar coaching, and exam simulations.

Advisors are always ready to help you achieve your academic and bar exam goals, so visit our office in the Capital Building Suite C-100, email us at, peruse the resources we have available on our Canvas page, or book an individual appointment at You can select either an in-person or remote option for one-on-one appointments. After booking a remote appointment you will receive an email from your advisor that includes a link and instructions for accessing your virtual Zoom meeting.

“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”

Paul "Bear" Bryant