MICHIGAN BAR ESSAY COURSE

We are fortunate to have an 88.2% passage rate for our July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Essay Course! Close to 90% of our students passed the bar exam — in large part, thanks to their fantastic essay scores!

Are you looking to supplement your commercial course with something that is specific and tailored to the essay portion of the Michigan exam?  Apply to sign up for our Michigan Bar Exam Essay Course! This course tells you everything you need to know to conquer the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam. (Note: If you would like our “full service” MBE and essay course, click here. This post only covers material about our essay-only course!)

The JD Advising Bar Prep Essay Course is designed by Ashley Heidemann, who is the founder of JD Advising, and received a top score of 184 on the essay portion of the Michigan Bar Exam on the February 2011 bar exam. The class is taught by JD Advising course instructor, Meagan Jabbori.

Our Michigan bar exam essay course contains a superior individualized approach that is specific to the essay portion Michigan bar exam. Our course is held in a small-group setting and we keep close track of each of the students in it to make sure everyone is on track to pass. We create the best Michigan bar review outlines that are precisely tailored to the Michigan bar exam.  We provide high-quality and highly-tested information in an easy-to learn, concise format. We make our outlines and design the lectures for our classes by literally reading through every past bar exam from 1990 through the present date and drawing attention to the issues that are most frequently and most recently tested.

We also provide predictions of the issues that will be tested on the upcoming bar exam. We do this by studying the highly-tested topics as well as the topics that are most recently and frequently tested. For the July 2017 bar exam we accurately predicted many of the issues on the bar exam including:

  • the entire Civil Procedure question on class actions
  • the Real Property/Creditors’ Rights question on foreclosure by advertisement and the statutory right of redemption
  • the entire Personal Property question on lost and mislaid property as well as abandonment
  • the entire Family Law question on marital versus separate assets
  • the Corporations question on derivative actions
  • the Real Property question on notice v. race-notice

Note: We make no guarantees that the information that we go over will be tested on the upcoming Michigan bar exam. However, we will go over the highly-tested information that is likely to appear again.

You can pay for the course via check or credit card here. Note that we will also have you fill out an enrollment form upon signing up. It will be automatically sent to you when you purchase the course.

Michigan Bar Exam Essay Only Course
This Michigan essay course is live in person. It covers the Michigan-specific subjects in depth and comes with fantastic outlines, superior instruction, and past Michigan essay exams!
Price: $2,199.99
Year You Will Take Bar Exam: :

We provide something different than nationalized bar review courses.

Many of our students find that they receive extremely high scores on the essay portion of the Michigan bar exam.  In fact, almost all of our students score between 140 and 160 on the Michigan bar exam (which is well above the passing score of 135). We have many repeat bar exam students increase their score by 20 or 30 points(!) on the Michigan bar exam.

Interested? Below are some Frequently-Asked Questions
about our Michigan Bar Exam Course.

Why should I take your course? 

Many students wonder why they should take our essay course — especially if they are signed up with a Barbri or Kaplan course. We recommend it for all of the following reasons:

  • We teach in a small group setting (usually 10-20 students) and allow for conversation and questions. Nationalized bar review courses do not keep nearly as close of track of you as we do. Further, national courses do not allow you to ask questions during lecture. We do.
  • Our outlines are so much better! Our outlines are precisely tailored to the Michigan bar exam. We tell you exactly what you need to know and do not need to know to pass.  We highlight the heavily-tested issues so you can spend your time efficiently when you study.
  • Our law is updated. Many commercial courses fail to update their outlines for Michigan-specific subjects and, as such, students answer questions incorrectly. We constantly update the law in our outlines so we can make students aware of changes.
  • Our materials are better, period. In addition to our outlines, we give each student a copy of our book, How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam. This book is invaluable in that it teaches our strategy for the essay portion and contains one-sheets of the highly-tested topics likely to come up on the Michigan bar exam.
  • We offer extensive essay grading. We assign essays each week and review all of them. We provide personalized feedback so that you know you are on track.
  • We provide updated essays. We provide you with all Michigan essays, and updated model answers from 1995 to the present date. This is more than many commercial courses provide. We also update each and every model answer to reflect current law.
  • We provide weekly to-do lists. We tell you what you need to do and hold you accountable. You do not have to guess on what you should be doing each day for the essay portion of the bar exam. We tell you exactly what to do.

Does a small group make a difference

Yes! We like to keep the group small and intimate so that we can have a discussion about the important topics and answer any questions students may have. Most classes are between 10 and 20 students.

Does the course cover MBE subjects as well?

No, it does not cover MBE subjects in depth. (We do offer an all-inclusive course, which you can find out more about here. This covers MBE subjects as well.) We do, however, cover Michigan distinctions for MBE subjects. We do not give course attendees full outlines for MBE subjects — only Michigan-specific subjects. If you are debating between our essay course or full MBE course please email us or call us to discuss the best option for you.

What do your students say about your services?

Students have said the following about the essay class:

What is the cost of the JD Advising Michigan Essay Course? Can I see the syllabus?

Our Michigan Bar Exam Essay course costs  $2,200 if you sign up timely! For this price you will receive:

  • 7 small private group sessions lead by Meagan Jabbori. These sessions cover all of the areas tested on the Michigan essay portion of the bar exam. (We do not go over MBE topics in this course! For the course that covers everything, please visit this link.)
  • Outstanding outlines for all Michigan-specific topics. (You will not receive MBE outlines.)
  • A copy of our recent book, How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam.
  • Past bar exam essays that have appeared on the Michigan bar exam, with legal updates.
  • Predictions of what will be tested on the Michigan bar exam.
  • Extensive essay feedback.
  • Study schedules and homework assignments each week to ensure you are on track for the subjects we cover.

The syllabus for the July 2018 Michigan bar exam essay course can be found here. Note that the details are subject to change.

You can sign up by emailing us (as explained below) or here. Note that we will also have you fill out an enrollment form upon signing up. It will be automatically sent to you when you purchase the course.:

Michigan Bar Exam Essay Only Course
This Michigan essay course is live in person. It covers the Michigan-specific subjects in depth and comes with fantastic outlines, superior instruction, and past Michigan essay exams!
Price: $2,199.99
Year You Will Take Bar Exam: :

Note: As part of an agreement for using our services, since out outlines and work product are superior to most courses, we ask that you agree to return the outlines and materials. If you pass the exam, we will simply destroy the materials. If you fail, we send them right back no questions asked. We do this solely to protect our work product.

Who teaches the course?

The course is taught by JD Advising associate, Meagan Jabbori.

Where is the JD Advising Michigan Essay Course located? When will it be held?

It is generally held on Thursday evenings at our office in Birmingham, Michigan. (Please see the syllabus for the upcoming administration, above!) If we change the location, we will have it at a location in or very close to Birmingham, Michigan. Note: We also offer online options for this course. You are welcome to attend the course online.

How do I apply to be a part of the Michigan bar exam essay course? 

You can pay for the course via check or credit card here. Note that we will also have you fill out an enrollment form upon signing up. It will be automatically sent to you when you purchase the course.

Michigan Bar Exam Essay Only Course
This Michigan essay course is live in person. It covers the Michigan-specific subjects in depth and comes with fantastic outlines, superior instruction, and past Michigan essay exams!
Price: $2,199.99
Year You Will Take Bar Exam: :
It fills up quickly so if your administration is missing from the dropdown menu, that means the course is full. You can apply to be on a waiting list by emailing us at info@jdadvising.com.

You may also register by e-mailing your name and contact information to info@jdadvising.com. Use “JD ADVISING ESSAY COURSE” as the subject line.  We keep all names and inquiries confidential and we will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your e-mail. If you would like to talk to us on the phone, please do not hesitate to call 248-228-5547.

We will call you before the course begins to discuss: (1) Your approach to the Michigan bar exam; (2) Any questions you have about the Michigan bar exam; and (3) How we can best help you excel on the Michigan bar exam.

Thank you for your interest in the essay course!