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Meagan Jabbori

Bar Exam Course Instructor

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Meagan E. Jabbori, Esq. has sat for both the Michigan Bar Exam and Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). She scored in the 96th percentile on Washington’s UBE in February 2017. Meagan has been tutoring for law school and the bar exam with JD Advising since 2014. 

Meagan also speaks and writes about the bar exam. She has presented seminars on the Michigan Bar Exam and Uniform Bar Exam and has spoken at various law schools in Michigan and Illinois about the bar exam and law school study tips. Meagan has further established herself as an expert by being a leading contributor to the JD Advising blog, which is read by thousands of individuals. She writes articles on the bar exam, law school, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), and other legal education topics.

Further, Meagan has established herself as an expert on the MPRE. She privately tutors for the MPRE and teaches JD Advising’s MPRE Course, which was personally designed by her. Among her MPRE students, Meagan boasts a 90% passage rate.

Lastly, Meagan is a partner of The Heidemann Jabbori Law Firm. The Heidemann Jabbori Law Firm specializes in writing Michigan Bar Exam appeals. In the last year, The Heidemann Law Firm wrote more passing Michigan Bar Exam appeals than any other law firm in the state of Michigan, thus establishing itself and both partners of the firm as leading experts on the Michigan Bar Examination.

“Meagan is awesome! She really walked me through the topics I was having trouble with and helped me solidify my knowledge on the subjects that I knew but needed to become more confident in. She was able to give me real-world examples which helped me remember nuances much better.”

“Simply – Meagan Jabbori helped me improve my UBE score by a remarkable 51 points. Yes, 51 points. After years of academia, I can confidently say that Meagan was by far the best instructor I have ever had.”

“Meagan took the time to really understand which learning technique worked best for me and she created a study schedule for me.”

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Heather Buck

Bar Exam Course Instructor

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Heather Buck graduated cum laude and in the top 10% of her class at Wayne State University Law School.  She was also selected for the Order of the Coif.  While in law school, Heather received the Patrick J. Burkett Award, which is given to the top first-year law student in the Legal Research and Writing course.  Heather served as an Assistant Editor and Production Editor of The Wayne Law Review, and her note, Legalizing Fraud in Michigan Contract Law, was selected for publication.

Heather passed the Michigan bar exam in 2012 and the California bar exam in 2019.  After law school, she clerked for several judges, worked in the litigation department of a large law firm, and served as in-house counsel for a small mortgage company.  Heather has been at JD Advising since 2018.  She teaches JD Advising’s bar exam courses, and tutors students for the bar exam, all first-year law school classes, and for the MPRE.  

“I did not begin to enjoy studying until my sessions with Heather. She is so darn AWESOME. Working with Heather was the best part of my bar prep journey. I truly looked forward to our sessions – believe it or not, they were actually fun.”

“Heather broke the outlines down piece by piece. She answered any questions that I had. She even answered questions for subjects that I did not request to be a part of my tutoring session. Due to the guidance of JD Advising, my essay score improved by 28 points!”

“Heather’s tips and methods of explaining the topics I thought I understood were invaluable. She gave me great feedback on my essays, prepared me with homework sheets weekly to keep me on task, and even talked me off the ledge when I was in panic mode.”

Lisa

Bar Exam Course Instructor

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Lisa is an Attorney Content Creator, Coordinator, Course Instructor, and Tutor with JD Advising. Lisa received a BS in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an  MD from East Carolina University School of Medicine, and a JD from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Lisa graduated from Mitchell Hamline summa cum laude and was first in her class. Lisa participated in three of Mitchell Hamline’s law journals and published two student notes, both of which are available on Westlaw. Lisa was Executive Editor of Mitchell Hamline’s Law Review Volume 45. While in law school, Lisa earned CALI awards in Contracts, Commercial Law, Advanced Civil Dispute Resolution, Advocacy, Professional Responsibility, and Transactions and Settlements. Lisa previously worked as a child advocacy attorney, representing the best interests of children in high-conflict custody and domestic violence cases.

Lisa scored 323 on the UBE and 163 on the MBE. Lisa is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Illinois. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her family.

“I cannot overstate the value Lisa brought to my bar preparation, especially as it relates to the MPT. The first time I took the bar, I bombed the MPT scoring a 1 and 2 on each essay. Lisa came in and gave me a crystal clear game plan on how to approach the MPT. It was decisive, it was systematic, and a well-thought-out approach that I felt extremely confident with on the day of the bar exam. Every single MPT that was assigned, she walked me through what I did correctly and how to change certain areas to maximize my points. It paid dividends and I would recommend her to anyone.”

“Having a tutor who can adapt and remain committed to your overall objective of passing the bar is what Lisa offered.  I am 100% certain that I would not have passed the bar if it were not for my JD Advising tutor Lisa.”

Melissa

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University and cum laude from Harvard Law School. She scored in the Top 1% on the Uniform Bar Exam.

Following law school, she clerked on the Washington State Supreme Court and on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She enjoys connecting with law students and recent graduates, finding effective study habits and memorization techniques that work for them, and can often be found hiking or listening to business-related podcasts

Melissa’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Melissa really helped me by providing a broad view of the subjects in an easy-to-understand way. I also received some really helpful exam tips.”

“Melissa tailored my session according to my needs. I sent her my syllabus, my crim pro review, and a copy of my essays. She reviewed it and provided me feedback and tips and how I could approach and tackle my final.”

Ninos

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Ninos graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2019 with highest honors (top 1%), while working full time. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and currently works at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the patents side of the agency.

He passed the Uniform Bar Exam for Washington D.C in July 2019 with a cumulative score of 316, as well as the California Bar Exam in February 2020. He passed both bar exams while working full-time at the USPTO.

Ninos’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Ninos provided clear explanation of different topic areas I was confused about, as well as reviewing a different process for multiple choice questions.”

“Ninos gives me feedback with actionable steps to make productive forward progress.”

“I am grateful I can bring Ninos topics I struggle with and we can review them and talk through concepts together.”

“Ninos is knowledgeable, articulate, and enthusiastic. He’s great at keeping me focused on what’s important while aptly answering any questions that arise. He’s also generous with positive feedback, which helps build much-needed confidence.”

Ashley

Bar Exam and Law School Tutor

Ashley specializes in bar exam and law school tutoring. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law with high honors in several courses and a Public Interest Law Certificate. During law school, Ashley studied abroad in Lyon, France, and earned a post-graduate diploma in International and European Business Law from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.

Before law school, Ashley earned a social science teaching credential and a Master of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She taught US History, US Government, and an elective course at a high school in Los Angeles.

Alongside her work with JD Advising, Ashley works for an education law firm. Prior to joining this firm, she worked in civil litigation at a large law firm in Downtown Los Angeles.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her dog, writing poetry, traveling, and hiking.

Doriel

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Doriel is a licensed attorney in the State of New York. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar. Upon graduating, Doriel worked as an associate at a large law firm for several years. Currently, in addition to working with JD Advising, Doriel works in mental health.

Doriel’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Doriel is very understanding of my personal needs and struggles. Provides great feedback and is very accommodating and patient.”

“Doriel is consistently patient, supportive, and well-versed. He has a clear understanding of the material, such that he can explain in ways that are digestible.”

Amanda

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Amanda graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2013. While in law school, Amanda served as a teaching assistant for Property and Constitutional Law. She also earned her Master’s of Social Work from Boston College in 2016 and has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Amanda passed the New York State Bar Exam in 2013. In 2022, she took the Uniform Bar Exam for Massachusetts and received a score of 333 while working full-time in an estate planning practice.

While working with JD Advising, Amanda practices estate planning and small business law, teaches online courses, and enjoys running, and spending time at the beach.

Amanda’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Amanda was really relatable! She understood where I was coming from and she gave me things I can actually work on that is within reach! She is so easy to talk to.”

Joe

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Joe graduated first in his class from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review. He received his Masters of Law from The George Washington University Law School, graduating with Highest Honors. Joe’s experiences include numerous federal clerkships, as well as private practice for various law firms. He also serves as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

Joe prepared for the Ohio bar exam while working full-time and balancing family commitments. He scored in the 98th percentile on the Ohio bar exam, including a scaled MBE score of 171. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and the District of Columbia.

Joe’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Joe is really good at breaking things down and speaks at a very good pace for comprehension. He also answers questions thoroughly.”

“Joe is very good at explaining things. I really appreciate how willing he is to very patiently repeat and review things over and over until I understand them. It makes it easier to be honest about my weak points in the material. Also, he is very good at breaking down difficult topics into easy-to-understand concepts that will be helpful for test day.

Brittany

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Brittany graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, cum laude in 2018. During law school, Brittany served as a teaching assistant for Real Property and served on the executive board of the Race & Social Justice Law Review. Upon graduating Brittany practiced civil rights and constitutional law. Currently, in addition to tutoring with JD Advising, Brittany practices aviation law in New York City.

Brittany took the Uniform Bar Examination in July 2018 and passed with a cumulative score of 324.

Brittany’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Brittany is a very good listener and VERY knowledgeable. She never makes me feel dumb no matter how stupid I think my question is.”

“Brittany is great at giving examples for concepts I struggle with. As I said before, she is knowledgeable and great at explaining concepts in a simple way.”

Sydney

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Sydney is an attorney licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. At the beginning of her career, she spent nearly six years working as a public defender in New Hampshire before shifting her focus to civil law, namely employment and gender discrimination. Sydney graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2015. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Florida, where she also graduated cum laude. While in law school, Sydney received the Lewis Gurwitz Award and the Drinan Scholarship for her work in public interest. Sydney passed the July 2015 Bar Exam with a score in the 94% percentile. In her free time, Sydney enjoys traveling, cooking vegan food, and hiking.

Sydney’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Sydney was encouraging and instructive. I appreciate that she took time to get to know my personal study habits and performance and seems committed to tailoring her instructions and advice around that.”

“Sydney is great at succinctly explaining difficult rules that I struggle with. She also does an excellent job at refining essay writing structure.”

“It was so great to work with Sydney! She asked really foundational questions regarding my learning style and trouble areas of the MPRE. Then, we did practice problems which were really helpful!”

Caitlin

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Caitlin received her undergraduate degree with honors in 2016 from The University of Massachusetts Lowell while working full time. She received her law degree in 2020 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She graduated in the top 10% of her class and is a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was an editor of the Denver Law Review, the flagship journal of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She passed the Colorado Bar Exam in July 2020 with a cumulative score of 334. Alongside her work at JD advising, Caitlin practices regulatory and compliance law for hemp and cannabinoid companies in the Denver area. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her dogs.

Caitlin’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Caitlin is great at answering questions, addressing concerns, introducing methods of outlining, and helping to develop general study strategies.”

“Caitlin clarified the concepts I struggle with and helped me learn a more efficient essay structure.”

Emily

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Emily is an attorney licensed in the states of New York and Colorado. Her primary practice focus is Family Law and Criminal Appeals. Emily also serves as a municipal level Judge, and as an adjunct professor teaching New York Penal Law and Criminal Procedure.

Emily graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2018 where she completed a concentration in criminal law and served on the editorial board of the Buffalo Law Review. During law school, Emily tutored her fellow law school students and served as a writing fellow for Legal Writing and Research I and II. Emily was also chosen to participate in the competitive Pro Bono Scholar program allowing her to take the bar exam during law school and to work full time during her final semester representing clients under a New York State practice order. Prior to law school, Emily worked as a music teacher for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in England and Germany, and as a high school History teacher in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Arts in History. Outside of work, Emily enjoys travel, musical performance, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and children.

Emily’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Emily is very clear about the strategies that need to be followed. She pays close attention to the student’s needs. I felt that she understood my current situation.”

“Every session I get to learn some more useful tips on how to tackle the bar exam. Emily made Civ Pro actually easy to understand!”

“Emily does a great job giving me strategies for how to approach different types of questions. She also really helps me be realistic about what I need to do to pass the bar exam versus checking off a single “to do” on the homework sheet.”

Albert

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Albert graduated magna cum laude in 2016 from Pace University School of Law, where he served as a Teaching Assistant for first-year students, received Dean’s List Honors every semester, and had his student note published in the Pace Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Law Forum.

He sat for and passed the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2016 with a cumulative score of 328. He is licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut, and in addition to tutoring for JD Advising, operates a small solo practice handling general litigation and intellectual property matters, with a focus on representing streamers and esports competitors on Twitch, YouTube, and beyond.

Albert’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Albert was kind but direct and answered all of my questions. I like that he explained things in a simple manner and didn’t rush me even when I struggled to answer right away.”

“Albert introduce me to an effective way of approaching MBE questions.”

“Albert gave great examples and hypotheticals. He took his time to explain examples to me.”

Felix

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Felix graduated in the top 10% of his class from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law in 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences in International Relations from St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas), where he participated on the varsity men’s tennis program, and he currently clerks for a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. Following his term on the Court of Appeals, Felix will start another clerkship on the Colorado Supreme Court. He passed the Uniform Bar Exam for Colorado in July 2021 with a cumulative score of 320 (MBE: 160.20, MEE:159.40).

In his free time, you can bet that Felix is probably hiking a 14er, watching an A24 movie at Alamo Drafthouse, or hanging out with his two cats, Helga and Arnold.

Felix’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Felix was extremely helpful at identifying some of my writing issues.”

“Felix gave great assistance with learning how to write an effective analysis.”

Jonathan

Law School Tutor

Jonathan Demers is an attorney licensed in the State of Michigan. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School, cum laude, where he was also the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Law in Society and a nationally-ranked ABA moot court oralist. He prepared for and passed the July 2018 Michigan Bar Exam with a 90th percentile MBE score.

In addition to working with JD Advising, Jonathan serves as in-house legal counsel with the City of Detroit’s Office of the Corporation Counsel. His transactional practice focuses on real estate deals, zoning and land use matters, public space enhancements, and other economic development projects. Before joining the City, Jonathan was an associate at a large Michigan law firm, the executive director of a Detroit-based community development corporation, and a Teach for America-affiliated high school social studies teacher in the Detroit Public Schools.

Jonathan is a proud Detroiter, an avid runner, and is happiest with his wife and three children.

Julia

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Julia received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 2018 in Law, the Media, and Human Rights. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2021 and is now a licensed attorney in Minnesota. While in law school, Julia worked three jobs, served on the editorial board of the Public Interest Law Review, co-founded the First-Generation Law Students Association, and served on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. She received CALI awards in Criminal Procedure, and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Upon graduation, she received the Orell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children’s Law Center, and the Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

Julia passed the UBE in July 2021 with a score of 319 while working as a Judicial Law Clerk. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sailing, and spending time with friends.

Julia’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“I was really struggling with the topic of today’s session. But Julia was so patient and helpful! I know I have a lot of work to do, but I really felt better after this session.”

“Julia was well prepared and tailored the class to whatever I felt would be the most helpful for me.”

“Julia was very sweet and non-judgmental!”

Kathryn

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Kathryn graduated in the top 5% of her class from Western New England University School of Law and summa cum laude from Worcester State University. She also earned her Master’s of Social Work from Springfield College. During law school, she was a Student Prosecutor under Massachusetts Supreme Court Rule 3:03 for the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and interned for a local representative in the Massachusetts Statehouse as a legislative aide.

She is currently an Associate Attorney with Kotseas LaPointe, PC, a firm specializing in real estate conveyancing. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. She took the Massachusetts Bar Exam in October 2020, passing with a score of 303, and the Rhode Island Bar Exam in February 2021 passing with a score of 318, working full time as a title examiner. In her spare time, she loves being with her family and playing board games.

Rachael

Bar Exam, MPRE, and Law School Tutor

Rachael is a licensed attorney in Kentucky. She graduated with distinction in May 2020 from the University of Iowa College of Law. She passed the bar that year and, despite sitting for the exam 3 days after returning from the hospital with her newborn son, scored a 326, between the 98th and 99th percentile.

Rachael lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Louisville, KY. She loves playing with her kids, game nights with friends, and serving her church.

Rachael’s Feedback From Recent Sessions

“Rachael was energetic and had a great approach to tutoring. She seems really willing to adapt to my specific needs.”

“Rachael was very well informed, encouraging, strategy-oriented and prepared. Her guidance fits my needs and the progress I have made is due in large part to her support throughout this process.”

“I truly felt engaged the whole time and learned a lot. It was motivating to feel like my tutor truly wanted me to learn and understand the concepts. Rachael gave me some great pointers to study that I had never thought about before but truly made a huge difference!”