About PASS

PROFESSOR SARA J. BERMAN, a graduate of UCSB and the UCLA School of Law, currently serves as the Director of Critical Skills and Academic Success at Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad College of Law.  Berman is the author of Pass the Bar Exam: A Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals (ABA Publications) and co-author along with UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman of The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System and Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case (both published by www.nolo.com). Professor Berman also lectures for Kaplan Bar Review. Berman was recently featured in the February 2015 edition of the National Jurist magazine with her article “The Power Trio of MBEs, Essays & Performance Tests.”  

Professor Berman blogs at www.sarajberman.com.

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PROFESSOR STEVE BRACCI, a graduate of UCLA and Whittier College of Law, is nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading bar examination experts. Professor Bracci has taught thousands of students, for over three decades, to pass bar examinations across the United States. He has himself has passed bar examinations in numerous jurisdictions including California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania.  Professor Bracci has taught for a variety of bar reviews including BarBri, BarPassers, PMBR, PLI, and now Kaplan Bar Review.  Steve Bracci consistently receives the highest student ratings in large lectures, small group and individualized settings. Professor Bracci’s expertise includes both teaching both substantive law as well as examination technique.


PROFESSOR BRUCE G. LANDAU, a graduate of the University of Delaware and Whittier College of Law, has practiced law since 1976 and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court, and the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California. Formerly the Assistant Dean at the Whittier College of Law, Bruce Landau joined the faculty of the University of West Los Angeles School of Law in 1981 and served as Law Professor at UWLA until his promotion to Dean in 1999. Professor Landau’s law school courses include real property, contracts, wills and trusts, and remedies. In addition to practicing law and teaching law school, Professor Landau has worked with several bar review courses and assisted hundreds of students on an individualized basis in preparing for and successfully passing the California Bar Exam.