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About Our Course Instructors and Tutors

At JD Advising, we believe that success requires teamwork. While each of our tutors brings unique strengths and experiences to the table, we function as a cohesive unit dedicated to guiding every student to law school or bar exam mastery. Our newest tutors partner with senior mentors to share insights and strategies, constantly improving their approaches. Seasoned tutors lend their expertise to shape collaborative game plans for students, but also remain open to fresh perspectives from newer team members. Regardless of background, we respect each tutor’s voice and value their contributions equally. By pairing our individual talents with a unified commitment to student achievement, we provide the comprehensive support and community needed for our students to conquer law school or the bar exam with confidence.

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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.

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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.  

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Lisa Cline

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.

Ninos

Position: Course Instructor, Tutor

Experience: 5 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 316, also passed the California Bar Exam

Notable Accomplishment: Helped a recent student improve their bar exam score by 52 points!

Bio: 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 a 316. Additionally, he successfully passed the California Bar Exam in February 2020 while maintaining full-time employment at the USPTO. He is also admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Andrew

Position: Tutor

Notable Accomplishment: Andrew excelled at New York University School of Law and graduated with honors.

Bio: Andrew graduated from NYU Law in 2018.  Prior to law school, he worked as a math teacher through the Teach For America program. Today Andrew works in special education law as a public interest attorney in New York City, helping low-income families of students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. He is passionate about access to justice issues as well as making education accessible to all. Andrew graduated from NYU as a Pro Bono Scholar, with cum laude honors, and participated in several of the law school’s clinics.  When not working, Andrew loves running, cooking, reading, and most especially, spending time with his wife and daughter.

Doriel

Position: Tutor

Experience: 4 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 319

Bio: 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.

Vincent

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 323

Bio: Vince graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school he received the William T. Kirby Award, which is given to the top first year law student in legal research and writing. He received CALI awards in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, Military Law, Constitutional Issues in the Military Justice System, and UN & Human Rights Supervision. Vince also served on the Notre Dame Law Review where his note, Judicial Autonomy v. Executive Authority: Which Prevails in the Case of a Postcommutation Collateral Attack?, was published. Since graduating, Vince has published three additional law review articles.

Vince enjoys helping law students and recent graduates break down complex problems in order to ensure they maximize success on test day.

Laura

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 322

Bio: Laura is an attorney licensed to practice in New York and Tennessee. She graduated in 2017 from Duke University School of Law. Her 3L year she served as a teaching assistant for a course provided to international students enrolled in Duke Law’s LLM program. She also served on two journals and held leadership positions with the Duke Law Innocence Project and Duke Law’s Government and Public Service Society. She has been licensed to practice law in New York since 2018 and in Tennessee since 2019. Since graduating from law school, she has worked for organizations such as the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Tennessee Justice Center.

Laura currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys volunteering with community organizations including the local library foundation and animal shelter, and exploring nearby parks with her dogs Lizzie and Betty.

Caroline

Position: Tutor

Experience: 2 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 339

Notable Accomplishment: Recently helped a student improve their bar exam score by 31 points!

Bio: Caroline is a former teacher turned lawyer. She graduated with high honors from The University of Chicago Law School in 2022. She was elected to The Order of the Coif and earned the Kirkland & Ellis LLP Scholar distinction for her strong academic record in law school. She was also an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review.

Caroline recently completed a federal district court clerkship and is currently serving as a federal appellate law clerk. When she is not working, Caroline enjoys reading mystery novels, taking barre classes, and spoiling her pet kitten, Abby.

Chris

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: Passed the California Bar Exam and New York Bar Exam

Notable Accomplishment: Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and also graduated from Yale Law School.

Bio: Christopher is an attorney based in Los Angeles, California. Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and obtained his JD from Yale Law School. He was an editor of The Yale Law Journal. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

Chris previously served as a Skadden Fellow and as a Deputy Attorney General in the State of California Department of Justice. Chris previously clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Chris was also a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Philippines.

Jordan

Position: Tutor

Notable Accomplishment: Jordan excelled at Harvard Law School.

Bio: Jordan graduated from Harvard Law School in 2021. While in law school, he served as a teaching fellow for the Negotiation Workshop. He also served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, and was a research assistant for a professor where he explored public accommodations and their intersection with civil rights protections. As a law student, he completed over 1,000 hours of pro bono work. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for the Chief Judge of the District of Rhode Island and subsequently on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He currently works for a government agency in their appellate section. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth.

In his free time, he enjoys running, baking, and spending time with family.

Brittany

Position: Course Instructor, Tutor

Experience: 3 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 324

Notable Accomplishment: Helped a student improve their bar exam score by 30 points!

Bio: Brittany graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law 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.

Daniel F.

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 336

Bio: Daniel is an attorney licensed in Texas and Oregon. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and started his career at the Texas State Board of Pharmacy before moving to Oregon with his partner, Ben, and cat, Peaches. Currently, he consults for a small tech company and performs pro bono work advising buyers of affordable housing in Portland.

Daniel sat for the February 2021 UBE administered in Texas and passed with a cumulative score of 336. He is an avid cyclist, runner, and swimmer and he loves vegan junk food.

Albert

Position: Tutor

Experience: 4 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 328

Notable Accomplishment: Recently helped a student improve their bar exam score by 38 points!

Bio: Albert graduated magna cum laude in 2016 from Pace University Elisabeth Haub 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.

Albert 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.

Amanda

Position: Course Instructor, Tutor

Experience: 2 bar exam administrations with JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 326

Notable Accomplishment: Helped a 20th-time bar taker pass!

Bio: Amanda is a licensed attorney in New York State. She graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2017. During law school, Amanda worked as a research assistant for Brooklyn Law School’s General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, served on the editorial board of the Brooklyn Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Appellate Division. She was also a teaching assistant for the Summer Legal Process course at Brooklyn Law School. Amanda passed the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2017 with a score of 326. Upon graduating, Amanda worked as an assistant public defender for several years. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Brady

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 340

Bio: Brady is an attorney licensed to practice in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Bucknell University and his JD from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Between undergrad and law school he worked as a legislative assistant for an in-house lobbying office and as a paralegal for a small personal injury law firm. During his time in law school, Brady was a member of the George Mason Law Review and competed in five national trial competitions as part of the Trial Advocacy Association. He also worked as a Student Fellow for the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic.

After passing the bar exam, Brady received a commission as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is currently stationed at Fort Detrick, Maryland where he serves as a military prosecutor and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Jonathan

Position: Tutor

Experience: 4 bar exam administrations at JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: Scored in the 90th percentile on the MBE

Bio: Jonathan 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 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

Position: Tutor

Experience: 4 bar exam administrations at JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 319

Notable Accomplishment: Helped a bar taker score high enough to be licensed in any UBE jurisdiction!

Bio: 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.

Rachael

Position: Tutor

Experience: 5 bar exam administrations at JD Advising

Bar Exam Score: 326

Notable Experience: Helped a student improve their bar exam score by 21 points!

Bio: 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 three 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, Kentucky. She loves playing with her kids, game nights with friends, and serving her church.

Adrienne

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 336

Bio: Adrienne is an attorney licensed in Rhode Island. She earned her undergraduate degree from Boston University and graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School. During her time in law school, Adrienne received jurisprudence awards in the study of Basic Federal Income Tax and Secured Transactions. She also received the Distinguished Brief award in her first-year legal writing course. Adrienne sat for the July 2022 UBE administration and earned a cumulative score of 336. She currently works at her family’s business, a small transactional law firm in Rhode Island.

Adrienne spends her free time volunteering at her local farm, discovering new restaurants, and hiking with her Golden Retriever, Tula.

Nicole

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 326

Bio: Nicole graduated first in her class in the part-time program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in December of 2020. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Justice Richard Gabriel on the Colorado Supreme Court and then practiced immigration law and criminal defense. Nicole passed the February 2021 Uniform Bar Exam with a cumulative score of a 326.

Nicole is passionate about teaching. She taught English in Chile after college and she worked as a substitute teacher for Denver Public Schools while getting her JD.  Before law school, Nicole got her Master of Arts in International Development and spent several years working in public health.

When she’s not tutoring, you can find Nicole cooing over her baby boy (born June of 2023), off traveling to new countries with her husband, or at home making a mess in her kitchen with her fat, orange tabby (and sous-chef), Catticus Finch.

Aimee

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: Passed the Virginia and California Bar Exams

Bio: Aimee graduated with honors from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. While in law school, Aimee was an editor for the law review, on the executive board of the moot court association, and interned for federal and state judges. Aimee was also a teaching assistant for 1L Legal Research and Writing, and a Dean’s Fellow. Since graduating, Aimee has clerked for state trial court and appellate judges.

Aimee is licensed in Virginia and California. She is currently residing in Northern Virginia. In her free time, Aimee enjoys exploring Washington, D.C., spending time outdoors, and trying new recipes.

Erica

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 327

Bio: Erica is a licensed attorney in Missouri. She graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2023. She was inducted into The Order of the Coif and the Justinian Honor Society. During law school, Erica worked as an Academic Success Fellow at SU Law, where she tutored first-year law students and upper-level students who were at risk of academic suspension. She also externed at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in Missouri. Erica served as the executive vice president of the Student Bar Association and held leadership roles in several student organizations. In law school, Erica particularly enjoyed her Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure (Adjudicative and Investigative), Evidence, and Trial Advocacy classes.

Erica passed the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2023 with a score of 327. She now works as an associate attorney at a firm near St. Louis, Missouri. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with friends, family, husband, and cats.

Alexandra

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 318

Bio: Alexandra is a licensed attorney in Texas. She graduated cum laude and in the top 15% of her class from UNT Dallas College of Law in 2021. During law school, Alexandra worked as a research assistant on constitutional law topics, served as the chief reporter for the Law Review, publishing Accessible Law, was a member of the Board of Advocates, and served as chair of the Thompson & Knight Intramural Moot Court Competition. Alexandra also published several articles with Accessible Law while in law school, competed in moot court, and was a member of Phi Delta Phi honor society. Alexandra passed the Uniform Bar Examination in July 2021 with a score of 318. Upon graduating, Alexandra worked in commercial litigation before moving into civil rights litigation. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys live music, reading, and writing.

Maya

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 345

Notable Accomplishment: Maya excelled at Harvard Law School.

Bio: Maya is a licensed attorney in New York State. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2016. During law school, Maya worked as a research assistant for professors working on books on constitutional history and the electoral college, was an executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, and represented indigent defendants at show cause hearings. She was also a teaching assistant for Civil Procedure. Maya passed the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2016 with a score of 345. Upon graduating, Maya worked as a Skadden Fellow at Lawyers For Children and clerked for the Honorable Pamela K. Chen in the Eastern District of New York. In her free time, Maya enjoys reading, attending Broadway shows, and walking with her rescue dog, Panda.

Caitriona (pronounced Katrina)

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 298

Bio: Caitriona is a licensed attorney in Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law and summa cum laude from the Gies College of Business in 2022. During law school, Caitriona worked as an intern for the Walgreens Boots Alliance, served on the elder law journal, and was a teaching assistant for legal writing. She was also a writing consultant at the University of Illinois Writers Workshop. Caitriona passed the Uniform Bar Exam in November 2022 with a score of 298. Upon graduating, Caitriona worked as a corporate associate at Locke Lord LLP for her first year of practice and has recently begun working in-house at AmericanAg Insurance. In her free time, Caitriona enjoys hiking with her dogs, cycling, kayaking, and rock climbing.

Capri

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 324

Bio: Capri graduated Valedictorian and magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law. While in law school, Capri served as a Henry Ramsey Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Research and Writing Program and taught first-year law students legal Bluebook citations. She received CALI awards in Legal Research and Writing; Contracts; Property; Constitutional Law; Professional Responsibility; Asylum and Refugee Law; and Race, Law, and Change. Capri was a senior Notes and Comments Editor for the Howard Law Journal. Capri is currently a law clerk for an appellate state court.

Megan

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 331

Bio: Megan graduated from Penn State Law in 2023 with highest honors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. At Penn State Law, Megan was a teaching assistant for Business Law and was an Articles Editor for the Penn State Law Review. Megan currently works as a judicial clerk for a federal district court. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her dog and crocheting.

Stephen

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 302

Bio: Stephen graduated in the top 3% of his class at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was also selected for the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Stephen received the Scholastic Excellence Award for the highest grade in the course each semester in Advanced Topics in Constitutional Law, Torts, and Legal Profession.  He also received the Wilson Hurt Oral Argument Award for best oral argument in his 1L Lawyering Process class. Stephen served as an Associate Editor on the Denver Law Review and obtained a specialization certificate in Constitutional Rights and Remedies. He interned for state and federal judges during law school and is currently clerking for a federal judge.

Marisa

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 309

Bio: Marisa is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree cum laude from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. In 2020, Marisa graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. During her time in law school, Marisa received the Jurisprudence Award in the study of Torts. She was also a teaching assistant for a 1L Property Law course. Marisa sat for the October 2020 Uniform Bar Exam and earned a cumulative score of a 309. Marisa is now working as an Executive Legal Recruiter in Boston, Massachusetts.

In her spare time, Marisa is currently training for a marathon she will complete in May of 2024 and mostly enjoys spending time with her miniature dachshund, Ginny.

Sarah H.

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 320

Bio: Sarah is an accomplished attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Utah. She graduated cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where she distinguished herself by winning the Best Brief Award in the prestigious Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition. Her exceptional oratory skills also earned her a place as an oral arguments quarterfinalist in the same competition. Subsequently, Sarah leveraged her legal writing prowess as a brief writer for her law school’s national moot court team.

In addition to her Juris Doctor degree, Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Global Policy from the University of Texas at Austin, further enriching her multidisciplinary expertise. Her professional experience encompasses the realm of privacy law, including a stint at a prominent social media company.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarah enjoys cultivating diverse interests. Her hobbies include reading literature, honing her culinary skills through baking, and indulging her penchant for organization.

Kendra

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 296

Bio: Kendra is an appellate litigator who represents detained immigrant adults and children. She graduated from Georgetown Law School with her J.D. and a Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies Certificate. Recognizing her extensive volunteer work with trauma survivors, she was awarded the Regional Public Interest Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region by Equal Justice Works and the Pro Bono Honor Roll by the Association of American Law Schools. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religion and International Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. Kendra lives in Washington, D.C. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits. She is passionate about civil and human rights and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Sarah

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 326

Bio: Sarah graduated cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago Law School’s Weekend JD Program while concurrently maintaining a full-time position as a corporate international tax accountant. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting. As a former part-time law student, Sarah empathizes with the challenges of juggling academic pursuits and professional responsibilities, offering invaluable insights to current students on optimizing their time management strategies.

Sarah currently lives in Chicago with her husband, where she works in private practice. Outside of work, Sarah loves cooking and exploring Chicago’s restaurants, reading, and traveling with her husband.

Liam

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 324

Bio: Liam graduated summa cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 2023 as his class’s salutatorian. During law school, he was an Articles Editor for the Boston University Law Review, worked as a research assistant, and was an active member of BU’s advocacy programs, including serving as president of BU’s mock trial team and representing BU in the ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition. While at BU, Liam concurrently completed graduate studies in history and has since written on legal history for publications such as the Boston University Law Review and Boston Bar Journal. For his work, he received Dean’s Awards in Contract Law, Administrative Law, and Legal History, recognition as Best Oralist and First Place Advocate in moot court, and BU’s Berger Achievement Prize for overall academic performance.

Liam currently serves as a judicial clerk at the Vermont Supreme Court and will then clerk for the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts. He previously interned for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Kelsey

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 312

Bio: Kelsey is an attorney licensed to practice in Ohio. She graduated in 2021 from the University of Akron School of Law in the Top 5% of her class. She was an Editor for the Akron Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as a teaching assistant for Real Property. Kelsey received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, 21st Century Litigation, Family Law, Torts and Legislation and Regulation. She received a cumulative score of 312 on the Ohio UBE.

Kelsey is a mother to three young children, two of whom she had during her first two years of law school. She is a practicing attorney focused in the areas of Real Property, Wills Trusts and Estates, Contracts, and Civil Litigation. In her free time, she serves on the Board of Directors for a public school scholarship foundation and is devoted to the furtherance and advancement of public education.

Baylee

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 343

Bio: Baylee is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. She graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school Baylee received CALI awards in Evidence and Sales. Baylee served as a study group leader and senior academic success program leader during her second and third years of law school. She also served on the University of Cincinnati Law Review where she published a Note titled A Covid Silver Lining? How Telework May Be a Reasonable Accommodation After All.

Baylee sat for the July 2023 UBE administered in Ohio and passed with a cumulative score of 343. Baylee enjoys cooking, boating, and spending time with her Great Pyrenees, Elliot.

Venu

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 329

Bio: Venu graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He was named the Best Oral Advocate in Georgetown’s internal moot court competition his first year and later competed in the National Moot Court Competition. Throughout his time in law school, he worked full-time as a federal law enforcement analyst and currently practices criminal law in New York.

Notable Accomplishments: Prior to attending law school, Venu completed a Presidential Management Fellowship with the United States Federal Government.

Keari

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: Passed the California Bar Exam

Bio: Keari is a licensed attorney in the state of California. In 2023, she graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Francisco School of Law (formerly UC Hastings College of the Law) with a concentration in Environmental Law. During her law school tenure, Keari received a CALI Award in Ethics and served as a Teaching Assistant for Criminal Law and essay exam writing courses. She held leadership positions with the Environmental Law Association and the Environmental Law Journal at UC Law SF, where her scholarly note was published in Winter 2023.

Prior to pursuing her legal education, Keari worked with an environmental non-profit organization, where she continues to serve as a board member. She balanced multiple responsibilities, including working as a Financial Analyst at the University of California, San Diego, while also being involved with an environmental justice organization. Keari’s experience positions her well to support students who are re-entering academic settings or require assistance in managing their time effectively.

Upon graduating from law school, Keari was accepted into the prestigious California Attorney General’s Honors Program. She is currently based in Los Angeles and serves as a Deputy Attorney General in the Environment Section.

Vanessa

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 317

Bio: Vanessa is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York and Washington D.C. She graduated magna cum laude from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2020, ranking in the top 5% of her class. During her time at law school, Vanessa served as the Note and Comment Editor for the Pace International Law Review. Additionally, she was a Dean Scholar and an active participant on multiple Mock Trial Teams. In 2020, Vanessa achieved an exceptional score of 317 on the Uniform Bar Exam.

In her leisure time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, engaging in outdoor activities, reading, and spending quality time with her two dogs.

Mallory

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 320

Bio: Mallory is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She attended Suffolk University Law School on a selective accelerated evening track, graduating cum laude in 2.5 years while working full-time and taking law school classes at night. While in law school, Mallory was a staff member on the Journal of Health & Biomedical Science and earned several awards in classes, including Best Legal Brief and Best Oral Advocate in Legal Practice Skills. She passed the February 2023 Uniform Bar Exam.

Currently, Mallory is a trial lawyer in a federal practice area. Prior to attending law school, Mallory taught middle school math for 2 years as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow.

Deanna

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 315

Bio: Deanna graduated from Suffolk University Law School cum laude in 2023. As a mid-career law student, Deanna took evening classes in an accelerated program to finish her degree in just 2.5 years while working full-time. During law school, Deanna received the Jurisprudence Award in Torts and a Distinguished Oral Advocate Award in her Legal Practice Skills course. She currently works on environmental and land use law issues for a nonprofit advocacy organization in Boston. In addition to her law degree, she has Masters’ degrees in Urban Planning and Public Policy. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth.

In her free time, Deanna enjoys knitting, gardening, baking, and spending time with her husband and Mini Australian Shepherd, Winnie. She also volunteers as a member of her town’s planning board.

Luke

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 344

Bio: Luke graduated in the top 3% of his class at St. Mary’s University School of Law. While in law school, he served on the Editorial Board of the St. Mary’s Law Journal. Luke was also presented with awards for receiving the highest grade in Constitutional Law and Sales. After passing the bar, he began serving as a judicial law clerk. In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and reading fiction novels.

Andrew N.

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 305

Bio: Andrew is a licensed attorney in New York State who began his legal career at a large law firm in New York City in the Corporate and Financial Services practice group after graduating from Rutgers Law School in May 2023. While in law school, Andrew gained valuable experience through internships with the General Counsel Office of the World Wildlife Fund and with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.

Andrew lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and enjoys basketball, golf, exercising, and taking long walks to the park with his dog, Kosta.

Andrew S.

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 316

Bio: Andrew is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2022 where he was a prestigious Darrow Scholar. During law school, Andrew participated in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition, the Workers’ Rights Litigation Clinic, and the Eviction Defense Team.

Following graduation, Andrew worked as a Labor and Employment Associate at a large firm in Boston. Prior to attending law school, Andrew served as an Agroforestry Extension Agent with the United States Peace Corps in Guinea where he helped implement sustainable crop production methods with local agricultural cooperatives and taught English lessons at a high school.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys traveling, watching basketball, snowboarding, and reading Stephen King novels.

Gionna

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 359

Bio: Gionna is a licensed attorney in Ohio and has practiced corporate finance and securities law.  She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2022. While in law school, she served as a Legal Writing Fellow and held a position on the executive board of the Virginia Journal of International Law.

In her spare time, Gionna enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, son, and mischievous dog, Strudel.  She also has a passion for cooking and continually seeks to expand her culinary skills by perfecting new cooking techniques.

Chase

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 164 on the Michigan Bar Exam

Bio: Chase is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in May 2022, ranked 2nd out of 76 students in his class. While in law school, he served as an Executive Editor of Outside Articles for the Law Review and was a Senior Member of the Moot Court team. During law school, Chase gained legal experience through an externship with the Michigan Supreme Court. After graduating, Chase joined a large law firm in Detroit as an Associate.

When he is not working, Chase likes to spend time with his family, friends, and cats.

Brian

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 330 on the UBE and passed the California Bar Exam

Bio: Brian is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York and California. He graduated with honors from Cornell Law School in 2016, where he served as the Executive Editor of the Cornell Law Review and an Honors Fellow in the Lawyering Program.

Currently, Brian is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in dependency law, representing parents involved in the child welfare system.

David

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 328

Bio: David graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in the top 2.5% of his class. He was a Note & Comment Editor and Student Writer for the Iowa Law Review. He also competed in the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition, winning the regional level competition with an undefeated record and placing sixteenth nationally. He holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy as well. Before law school, David interned for EY and worked in tax accounting.

After law school, David clerked for the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, and he is currently clerking for a federal district court judge in the Southern District of Iowa. After clerking, David will work as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals section of the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. David volunteered in Thailand between May 2011 and May 2013, so he speaks conversational Thai and loves Thai food. He and his wife recently welcomed their first child.

Samantha

Position: Tutor

Bar Exam Score: 308

Bio:  Samantha is a licensed attorney in New Jersey and New York.  She earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Stockton University. In 2022, she earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Pace Law.  During her time at Pace Law, she served as Pace Law Review’s Executive Acquisitions Editor and as a student teacher for a multitude of courses.

In addition to tutoring with JD Advising, Samantha practices criminal defense in New Jersey.