JD Advising – Achieving Excellence in Law School and Beyond

JD Advising, law school tutoring

Ashley Heidemann, Owner of JD Advising

If you are studying for the bar exam, in law school, or planning on going to law school,  this site is for you! We help students at each step of the law school process — getting into law school, succeeding in law school, and passing the bar exam. We have helped hundreds of students all over the country.

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. You can read about our services for bar exam students, law students, and pre-law students below.

How can we help you?

If you are a bar exam student looking to pass the bar exam: 

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 an elite, personalized small-group Uniform Bar Exam course that fills up quickly! If you are interested in this course, we recommend early application! Please read more about the course here. We offer one-on-one tutoring for the Uniform bar exam.

We gave several services tailored to the essay portion of the Uniform Bar Exam. We 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. You can buy our Multistate Essay Exam one-sheets here! Please be sure to read the terms of use prior to purchase. 

MEE One-Sheets
MEE One-Sheets
These "one-sheets" summarize how the NCBE tests each essay topic in one sheet (front and back) per subject. There are 14 "one-sheets" which will help you master the most highly-tested MEE material!
Price: $169.99

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 (!!!), 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 here for purchase. Please read the terms of use here prior to purchasing it.

Michigan Bar Exam Book - 2017 Edition
Be the first to get our new and improved 2017 edition of the Michigan Bar Exam book! This book has updated one-sheets, more released essays with student answers, and new and improved MBE tips! It is 300 pages longer than the 2015 edition!
Price: $199.99

General 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 general bar exam tutoring options, click here. To read more about our California Bar Exam and Baby bar Exam Tutoring Service, please click our our California Bar Exam Services page.

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 5 of the 6 passing appeals in the state of Michigan for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. We are very proud of our high appeal passage rate!

lsat tutoringIf 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).

bar exam, socratic method in law schoolIf you are looking for free law school and bar exam tips: 

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If you want to know more about JD Advising:

Ms. Heidemann, who graduated #1 in her law school class and received a top score of over 180 on the Michigan bar exam in February 2011, is the founder of JD Advising. She currently 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. Ms. Heidemann and JD Advising also works closely with law schools, such as Wayne State University Law School, and speaks at various law schools.  She also owns a law firm, the Heidemann Law Firm, which specializes in writing bar exam appeals. Her and her partner, Meagan Jabbori, wrote 5 of the 6 passing bar exam appeals in the state for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam!

We help students from pre-law school to post-law school! The JD Advising team offers tutoring for LSAT students and 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, and a book regarding MEE one-sheets for the Uniform Bar Exam. She is also an avid speaker and 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.