Bar Exam Motivational & Strategy Success Speakers

PASS faculty include leading bar exam experts.  Invite Professor Sara Berman, Steve Bracci, or Bruce Landau to speak at your law school and get your students fired up and prepared to pass their bar exam first time around.

PROFESSOR SARA J. BERMAN is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and the UCLA School of Law and the author of the ABA’s Pass the Bar Exam: A Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals and the Pass the Bar Exam, Teacher’s Manual. and the 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 Professor Berman is a highly regarded and engaging motivational speaker and can help get your students focused on what they need to do to succeed.  Professor Berman is also available for consultation and advising on topics from early intervention in law school and integrating performance testing into law school curricula to alumni bar mentoring and other innovative bar support programs. 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.”

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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 not only talks the talk but walks the walk having himself taken and passed bar exams in numerous jurisdictions including California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Steve Bracci is a dynamic speaker and consistently receives the highest student ratings in large lectures, small group and individualized settings. His expertise includes substantive law as well as examination technique in MBE, Essay and Performance Testing.  Students routinely say that Bracci’s MBE strategy sessions were the key to their success.


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 UWLA School of Law in 1981 where he served as Law Professor teaching real property, contracts, wills and trusts, and remedies until becoming Dean in 1999. Currently maintaining a thriving practice in Los Angeles where he has practiced law for decades, Landau is particularly qualified to also speak on lawyering skills and helping students get jobs as practicing lawyers.


PASS is also available for consultation about creating bar review courses for credit as part of your law school’s curriculum.


Teaching Bar Success


Pass the Bar Exam, Teacher’s Manual

Pass the Bar Exam, Teacher’s Manual

ISBN: 978-1-62722-344-7
Product Code: 1620582
2013, 343 pages, 7 x 10
Create courses for students who are preparing to take the bar with this Teacher’s Manual.
If you find yourself in any of the following situations, Pass the Bar Exam and this Teacher’s Manual are for you:
  • Your Dean comes to you and says, I know you have your hands full helping 1L and 2Ls to develop basic law school and study skills, as well as time management, but we need you to create and teach a bar support course this Spring.”
  • Bar pass rates have dipped at your law school. With the job market and economy, your students are unhappy. You need to breathe new life into your bar support program.
  • You are the ASP and Bar Support Director. There is only one of you and hundreds of students. How can you help them all without spreading yourself too thin?

Pass the Bar Exam, Teacher’s Edition is designed to serve faculty who are developing or growing bar support efforts in law schools. Its companion book, Pass the Bar Exam, is a stand-alone volume for students to help them plan and navigate the road to bar success. This Teacher’s Edition, used in conjunction with that text, can help faculty design their own courses and workshops and assist in one-on-one counseling of students who are preparing to take the bar. Including exercises, discussion questions, sample syllabi, and chapter-by-chapter lesson plans, the Pass the Bar Exam package will help you build the foundation for successful bar support