The purpose of this site is to help you achieve your goals – whether it is your goal to work at a big firm, start your own small firm, work in politics, or make a difference by becoming an entrepreneur, professor, or mediator. We teach law students strategies that help them graduate at the top of their class. We also help bar exam students all over the country pass the bar exam.
The author of this site is Ashley Heidemann. She graduated as the number one law student out of over 200 students in her class of 2011 at Wayne State University Law School. She thereafter received a top score of over 180 on the Michigan bar exam in February of 2011. She founded the company, JD Advising.
Ms. Heidemann currently co-teaches an elite Michigan bar exam course at her office in Birmingham, highly-regarded Michigan bar exam seminars, and has a team of fantastic private tutors that teach law students and bar exam students. She has designed all of her own JD Advising course materials and has an extremely high bar exam passage rate among her students. She also owns a law firm, the Heidemann Law Firm, which writes bar exam appeals. Her and her partner, Meagan Jabbori, wrote half of the passing bar exam appeals in the state of Michigan for the July 2015 Michigan bar exam and nearly half of the passing appeals for the February 2016 Michigan bar exam.
Further, the JD Advising team offers tutoring for law students all over the nation and teaches a law school preparatory course for pre-law students. The JD Advising law school preparatory course is taught live out of Birmingham, Michigan and also has several online options. It is taught by Meagan Jabbori.
We teach students of all learning levels. Some of our students are very advanced in their understanding of the law and come to us merely to make sure they are on the right track and to receive pointed feedback. Other students of ours have learning disabilities — including ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, among many others — and we help them overcome any special challenges they have related to their disabilities.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Heidemann also writes articles (both on her blog and popular publications such as the National Jurist) and has published a book on How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam. She also gives speeches to law students on how to succeed in law school and the bar exam as well as speeches to pre-law classes and clubs on how to prepare for law school.
How can we help you?
If you are a bar exam student looking to pass the bar exam:
Bar Tutoring: We help first-time takers pass the bar exam each administration as well as repeat takers. Our JD Advising tutors have a reputation for helping repeat bar exam takers raise their score 10, 20, or sometimes even 30(!) points. We know what it takes to pass the bar exam. We tutor for all state bar exams (and have tutored students in Uniform Bar Exam States such as New York, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Washington D.C., and non-Uniform Bar Exam states such as California, Massachusetts, and Virginia, among others). To read more about our California Bar Exam and Baby bar Exam Tutoring Service, please click our our California Bar Exam Services page.
Uniform Bar Exam Options: To read more about our Uniform Bar Exam tutoring services (including MEE services), please click on our Uniform Bar Exam Services page. We offer one-on-one tutoring for the Uniform bar exam. We also offer a fantastic Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Course (held both online and in person) and a half-day MEE seminar that covers the highly-tested areas of law on the MEE. We recommend early application if you are interested in any of these options. Lastly, we offer MEE one-sheets, which give you an overview of the highly-tested areas of the MEE in one sheet, front and back. Read more about our MEE one-sheets here.
Michigan Bar Exam Options: If you are studying for the Michigan bar exam, we have a plethora of valuable resources for you. We offer an extremely valuable boutique Michigan bar exam course — which we are proud to boast a 100% passage rate in(!!!), and a Michigan bar exam seminar — both of which fill up very quickly. Early application is recommended. We also offer options for private tutoring. For students looking for free tips, please read our very useful blog, or consider checking out our book on how to pass the Michigan bar exam, which is available online for purchase.
Bar Exam Appeals: If you are looking for assistance in writing an appeal, please check out our bar exam appeal-writing services as well as our myriad resources for those looking to write their own bar exam appeals. We wrote half of the passing bar exam appeals in the State of Michigan in July 2015 through our firm, the Heidemann Law Firm. We also wrote more passing Michigan bar exam appeals than any law firm in the state in the past year. We are very proud of our high appeal passage rate!
If you are a law student or pre-law student looking to succeed in law school:
The best way to achieve your career goals, impress employers, make law review, and create a plethora of opportunities for yourself is to get high grades in law school. If you get high grades and graduate at the top of your class – regardless of what other experience or connections you have – you will have so many doors open to you that you will be able to live your life as creatively and imaginatively as you see fit.
We offer several services to students who are looking to graduate at the top of their class or simply improve their law school grades.
For pre-law students: We offer a JD Advising law school preparatory course. This course teaches the skills you need to succeed in law school. But more than that, it teaches an entire time-tested approach to succeeding in law school. Ashley Heidemann teaches you the exact same strategies that she used to graduate as the number one law student. We also offer elite LSAT tutoring by the best LSAT tutors in the country as well as application assistance.
For law students: We offer a highly-regarded law school exam prep course for students who want to feel confident going into their final exams. Further, we offer private tutoring – both online and in person – for students interested in getting one-on-one help.This includes tutoring for both law school courses and tutoring for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE).
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