I passed the bar exam my first time around. JD Advising gave me core tools that helped me break down the basics that allowed me to problem solve during the exam. Their MBE one-sheets, essay workshop, and online tutorials give you the tools that you quickly recall when faced with a problem under timed conditions. The program is designed give the foundation to build a strong skill set walking into the exam. It was the best decision made during a difficult test prep period”  Joe K., Dearborn, MI


The JD Advising Michigan Bar Exam Seminar was a PERFECT supplement to my other commercial course. While the commercial courses teach the entire subject matter, based on some narrowing based on tendency, it’s clear that the analytics that JD Advising uses are up to date, and help to provide more stress free studying in the final weeks. There were several times that I turned the page to an essay on the Michigan Bar, and was happy to answer the question because I knew the topic from the seminar, and the instructor helped flesh out a couple of key points and it just made issue spotting easy. I KNOW I did better on the essay portion of the exam because of this seminar. I would say it would be silly for anyone taking the Michigan Bar NOT to take part in the JD Advising Seminar. – Attendee of February 2018 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar


I found the MI bar exam helpful. the material was condensed which was awesome in getting my last minute studying in.

I saw some of the predictions tested on the exam and a few others were not predicted. I feel about 70% of what was predicted was on there. Overall, I was prepared on what was predicted and every point counts so it was worth it. Some of the essays were challenging (ex: the contracts one) compared to July 2017 essays, but without the seminar I may not have been as prepared. One sheets are the way to go!

Yes, I would recommend it to others. Although many students cannot afford the seminar is which I have heard since law school, it is very helpful. I have shared my experience with current law students. They all say it is expensive and they cannot afford it. But I put it this way. It is better to increase your chances of passing the first time by investing in the seminar. So even if you have to save money during law school or ask family to contribute as a graduation gift it is worth it. It made me more confident as well. I was out of work for four months and it was tough financially, but I decided to invest the $500 in the seminar because I really want to pass and taking another 3months off (God forbid I don’t pass) will definitely cost more than the $500 investment. I really wish I could have afforded the entire course.

Another thing I loved about JD Advising is that everyone working there is patient and kind. If you email questions about a topic from the seminar, you will get a great response.

As a second time bar exam taker (although I have not received my results – fingers crossed), I wish I would have taken JD Advising the first time I took the bar. I honestly believed I would have passed since I was only off about 6-7points. But as they say everything happens for a reason.

JD Advising is worth the investment and I believe wholeheartedly your chances of passing the first time increases by joining JD Advising.

JD Advising is the way to go! – Attendee of February 2018 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar


The seminar was in my opinion, invaluable. Very organized, easy to read and navigate. So glad I reviewed the recent case rulings in the back of the book. I saw two cases, almost exactly on the bar exam. If I don’t pass, I would take it again. Wish I would have done more with JD Advising. – Attendee of February 2018 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar


The JD Advising Essay Seminar course may have been the most useful study tool I utilized during my bar studies. It provides students with an overview of all potential essay topics and extremely accurate essay topic predictions. In fact, from what I can recall, the JD Advising Essay Seminar accurately predicted at least 50% of the exact issues on the bar exam! The course also provides each student with a booklet which outlines the popular essay topics. I would have never memorized the “foreclosure by advertisement process” or given it a second thought, but for this course, as my commercial course did not provide the elements in such an easy-read format as JD Advising. Lastly, I think the most important part of this course is the overall timing. The course was given two-three weeks prior the bar exam and provided me an overall area to focus. By mastering this booklet, I was very confident going into the first day and actually left with a smile on my face, as I knew I passed “Day 1” of the Michigan Bar Exam. – July 2017 MI bar exam taker

The money I spent on the JD Advising supplemental program is the best money I have ever spent. I would have been lost on the essay portion of the bar exam without the lecture, materials, and feedback by JD Advising. I stopped following the essay program of my commercial prep course and just studied the lecture handouts, one sheets, and essay analysis from JD Advising because it was a much more efficient and effective use of my time. JD Advising taught me content and form – the Michigan-specific law that is highly tested, and how to organize my essays to make it easy for graders to award points. Needless to say, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JD Advising’s supplemental program! – July 2017 MI bar exam taker


The lecture was very helpful. The fact that Meaghen was explaining some of the concepts stuck to me, and I was able to actually regurgitate those concepts on the exam.
The predictions were super helpful. When I seen the topics that were predicted, I felt comfortable and prepared (I actually smiled, and no one smiles while taking the bar exam). I was even able to finish those topics in half the time, giving me additional extra time on other subjects.
If someone wants to guarantee a 10 on at least a few subjects, then they should definitely take this seminar. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! It was a life saver. If it was not for the seminar, I would have completely blanked on two subjects. – July 2017 MI bar exam taker

I just found out that I passed the bar on my first attempt. I have to say that your Michigan bar exam seminar was worth its weight in gold. It really helped me focus my Michigan-specific studying to a few key areas and so much of what you covered in the seminar wound up on the essays. I would heartily recommend the seminar to anyone taking future exams. -July 2017 MI bar exam taker


I really cannot thank you enough for offering this supplemental essay course. Your book, spiral binders and in-class session truly put the essay portion of this bar exam in an accurate perspective for me. I enrolled in a commercial course (not to mention any names, ***b**) and have been disappointed at the lack of pragmatism conveyed with regard to what knowledge is truly essential for certain topics versus what knowledge is less “important” for purposes of taking the test that we will actually see on exam day. Your resources gave me guidance and confidence that this exam can be approached in a realistic, calculated manner, as opposed to a kamikaze mission. – July 2017 MI bar exam taker

Thank you for your quick feedback and invaluable help with the essays. I feel much more confident to take the bar now after taking your mini class! – July 2017 MI bar exam taker


I just wanted to say thanks for the seminar. I passed the bar the first time! Also, my converted essay score was 150! It was an 109 with several 10s and 9s. I heard people walking out of the exam saying they didn’t answer them all or didn’t know how, and I answered them all!!!! -Attendee of the July 2016 Bar Exam Seminar


Ashley’s seminar was incredibly helpful. I entered feeling so anxious that the bar exam was so close and feeling there was no way I would be able to remember everything for the essay portion. I left feeling well-prepared and that I could absolutely conquer the essay exam. Her outlines were especially helpful. I brought it with me to Lansing and it was great to read through the night before the exam when I was full of nerves. I highly recommend!! -Attendee of the February 2015 Bar Exam Seminar


I took Ashley’s seminar and it was by far the best decision I have made during my bar exam prep. The seminar covers the most tested issues on the essay part of the exam and tells exactly what you need to know and what to focus on during the final stretch before the exam. It is far superior to any other resource on the market and became the final attack outline I used prior to exam. Excellent resource and and an absolute must for every bar exam taker! -Attendee of the February 2015 Bar Exam Seminar


The essay course was so informative and so beneficial for the Feb 2015 exam. The hard topics were predicted and when they came up, I was able to answer them with ease, thanks to the bar course. If I didn’t have this seminar, a few of those essay questions would have left me in the dark, no questions asked. I recommend this course to any taker!! It is honestly a life saver. -Attendee of the February 2015 Bar Exam Seminar


Other Student Statements about the Michigan Bar Exam Seminar:

  • The seminar really left me feeling like this was more manageable than before I came in.
  • Thanks again for the seminar! Provided so much clarity and my friends were raving about it! You’re amazing at what you do!!
  • Thank you SO much for today’s lecture. I walked out of that classroom a lot calmer and feeling a lot more capable.
  • The seminar really helped ease everyone’s anxiety about what topics will most likely appear on the exam and what to focus on as we get closer.
  • The seminar was amazing, and so helpful!
  • I really enjoyed [the seminar] and feel much more confident on the essays now.
  • I want to thank you for offering your seminar – it was undoubtedly the most helpful component of bar prep!