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Bar Exam Full Course

(25 customer reviews)





Note: If you are taking the February 2022 bar exam, please click here for course options.

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Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) Course

The following states are Uniform Bar exam jurisdictions: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI (July 2022), MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY, USVI

Our Uniform Bar Exam Course is a full-service course that covers the MBE, MEE, and MPT in depth. We give you outlines, released questions, and superior instruction!  We offer an On Demand option which comes with:

  • Instruction from bar exam experts that you can watch on demand
  • Outlines that are precisely tailored to the Uniform Bar Exam
  • Released MEE and MPT questions
  • Over1,700 released MBE questions
  • Ten essays graded throughout the course


If you choose the Premium or Premium Plus options, you will also get additional essay grading each week, live lectures, and quizzes. The live lectures are conducted online through Zoom and in a small-group setting so that we can answer questions before, during, and after class, and give each student the individualized attention they need.

For Michigan takers: If Michigan adopts the UBE for your administration, you will automatically be notified and added to our UBE course!

California Bar Exam Course

Our California Bar Exam Course is a full-service course that covers the MBE, California Performance Test, and California essay portion in depth. We give you outlines, released questions, and superior instruction!  We offer an On Demand option which comes with:

  • Instruction from bar exam experts that you can watch on demand
  • Outlines that are precisely tailored to the California Bar Exam
  • Released MEE and California Performance Test questions
  • Over 1,700 released MBE questions
  • Ten essays graded throughout the course

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25 reviews for Bar Exam Full Course

  1. MH

    I found JD advising to be the ultimate recourse for studying for the Michigan Bar exam. The ability to ask questions and get super helpful clarifications helped me understand complex legal issues. JD Advising’s organization help and materials helped me score 99th percentile on the Michigan bar exam!

  2. February 2021 Michigan Bar Exam Course Student

    If you’re contemplating which bar prep course to enroll in, look no further. JDA is the course for you. The supportive staff ease all anxieties from day one. I remember being flustered and nervous while embarking on the bar prep process, but the jitters were short-lived because, although the process may seem overwhelming, the JDA team was always there for me. My never-ending, complex questions were quickly and thoroughly answered. Unpacking concepts and reformulating strategies were always welcome.

    The virtual live courses ran smoothly and with no technical issues. The structure of the lectures, readings, weekly assignments, and recommended work was definitely key to my success. Rather than having daily assignments and attending lectures 5 days per week, the course is divided into weekly (realistic) goals and expectations. The resources (including easy access to old exams, essay predictions, charts, MBE practice questions and instant explanations, clearly written MI distinctions, one-sheets, condensed outlines, weekly quizzes, and feedback on essays) are invaluable and offer more than other bar prep courses.

    Studying for the bar exam is an art and a science. Some bar prep courses fail to realize that — JDA, on the other hand, nailed it.

    Thank you, JDA! I’m forever grateful.

  3. Veronica F.

    I strongly recommend JD Advising over any other bar prep course. I took other bar prep course in the past because I sat for the bar exam twice even though I ranked within the top 10% of my law school class. The first time around I used a popular course and tried frantically to keep up with the long lectures and filling in the outlines. I NEVER felt well prepared even though I studied long hours. The night before the MBE I could not sleep at all! I was physically exhausted and I barely could keep my eyes open to read the questions. The second time around I used the materials my own way and passed. Later, I moved to a new jurisdiction. I hated the thought of having to take another bar exam, this time the UBE. My law school library was outdated so I needed to buy the BEST course available. I chose JD Advising after watching their MPRE videos on YouTube. I remembered a lot from those videos and scored 119 in the October 2020 MPRE. I called JD Advising to ask a few questions about the bar prep course. They were very responsive and approachable then, during, and after the course. I knew what I wanted: streamlined outlines, brief lectures, strategic, and doable tasks. In sum, a great course I could follow and feel good about it without the need to reinvent the course myself or having to supplement it. I have two kids now and less time to spare. The On Demand UBE course seemed to have EVERYTHING I wanted and it was incredibly affordable. I loved it as soon as I started it. I was pleasantly surprised I gained knowledge and CONFIDENCE just by following the course. It did not feel wrong to trust the material and suggested schedule. I saw improvement in my essays, MPT, and MBE practice. I also tried to follow JD Advising’s tips. I completed every task minus five essays and two MPTs within 12 weeks. I did around 950 MBE questions, but studied carefully every single one afterwards. JD Advising suggests quality over quantity. The course offered what I needed without shortcuts. I studied VERY hard. I only used the JD Advising materials and obtained a 308 UBE score in the February 2020 exam. I am very pleased and truly recommend JD Advising.

  4. Emma T. (verified owner)

    JD advising was a wonderful service. I took the premium course wherein we had live, in-person (zoom this year…thanks covid!!!) classes three days per week. Having that kind of personalized direction was EXTREMELY helpful. Additionally, I really found the feature where we had people grading essays each week to be one of the most valuable features. It forced me to learn the “formula” of what qualifies as a great essay to the point where it became muscle memory. And it paid off!! I was extremely thrilled with my score. The outlines are the perfect length and cover everything you need to know, I was never overwhelmed with information, and the format of the outlines made it very clear distinguishing Michigan law from the MBE laws we needed to know. I highly recommend JD advising for anyone taking the bar exam!

  5. Anonymous

    Generally, stick to the course and you will pass. Studying early pays big dividends. For me, it moved quickly. You’re in your first class, then you blink, July is here, and you’re on your own. Therefore, don’t get caught up in the big picture. Rather, just do your job every day, studying the material for that day. JD Advising will take care of the rest.

  6. Sam W. (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with JDA’s full bar prep course. After finally deciding to take Michigan’s bar exam and, asking around for the best course, over and over I was told JDA. These reviews did not disappoint. The instructors had quippy pneumonic devices and, important to me, the lectures were not 8 hours long like other review courses, leaving actual time to get to memorizing. I also appreciated the crossword puzzles and word searches, which made studying not feel so much like a chore.

    Ultimately, I credit JDA with the reason I was successful on this exam as a first-time Michigan taker. Just put in the work with them, follow their enjoyable program (as enjoyable as studying can be), and reap the rewards. Thanks, JDA team!!!

  7. Amy

    I took the MI bar course and loved that the outlines were concise and clean. It was also really easy to reach the teachers when I have any questions. I also liked the review schedule the course provided us. I think it was really helpful to spend less time about the administrative things and focus on the material.

  8. Bre (verified owner)

    After failing twice with another major bar prep company I was desperate for help. I found JD advising’s free YouTube videos and realized this is the company for me! I used their bar prep and passed the MI bar by 14 points!!!! I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you JD advising for helping me reach my dreams.

  9. Hannah B. (verified owner)

    I would ABSOLUTELY recommend JDA for bar prep studies. Knowing I am someone who does not standardize test well, I knew a course like this was going to be crucial for me. I decided to take the Michigan Premium Course and passed the bar exam on the first try with an essay score of 165!

    The course materials and instruction are top notch. Heather and Megan were so so helpful and always took the time before and after class to address any questions you have. They are both great to learn from.

    While the cost of JDA is intimidating, it is worth every single penny. Given the circumstances leading up to the July 2020 bar exam, there were a lot of unknowns when the courses began. I was so impressed (and thankful) that as soon as the exam format had been released JDA had the plans in place to modify the course accordingly. PLUS they added additional opportunities for essay practice with live review sessions.

    I am beyond grateful for the instruction and materials from JDA. They are no doubt a huge part of the reason I passed the first time. Thank you Heather and Megan!!

  10. Rebecca M.

    I can’t thank you guys enough!! passed the NJ bar exam on my 4th try and after spending thousands of dollars elsewhere. Thank you! ?? while it’s true I put in the work, your classes, and material facilitated the whole process. Keep up the good work and here you have a forever-thankful client. Thank you is not enough!!

  11. A.C., September 2020 UBE Exam – On Demand Course Student (verified owner)

    I do recommend this course!

    Great outlines but, especially, great methodology, based on understanding, MEMORIZATION, and application of the rules.

    Also, very useful Q&A sessions held by Ms. Heather Buck, and essay corrections by Mr. Cameron Pestinger.

    This methodology did work for me as a first time test taker and a foreign/LLM graduate, who speaks English as a second language.

    It is still hard work, and a lot of MEMORIZATION, but this package offers the tools for success.

    Thanks to JD Advising and stay safe!

  12. February 2020 Michigan Bar Exam taker

    Being an LL.M student who was granted waiver to take the MI Bar Exam, passing the bar exam was important to me more than anything else. Having taken the MPRE course offered by JD advising and passed it, I trusted their material. From the day I contacted JD Advising for MI Bar prep course till now, I always had a positive experience with everyone who work there. They are always helpful and supportive. Rosie is my to-go person and she is always available to answer any questions and help me for anything I need.

    I signed up for the in-person extended course. The materials were to the point and had every detail that is required to pass the bar exam. Essay weekly homework and weekly tests were really helpful to get all the practice for the essays, which was fruitful to get me an essay score of 159. For MBE, I highly recommend MBE QBank. The app was super easy to get practice in phone as well as in laptop. I followed the legal pad method and found that my scores were increasing towards the exam. Finally, I passed the MI Bar exam with a score of 143.

    I have to thank this person. Ashley! She is one of the sweetest person I have met in my life. She genuinely cared for my success and has helped me to stay positive throughout the bar prep. She is a true inspiration for hard work as well as smart work. I would also like to thank Heather who made sure that I was on schedule and always kept track of my progress. I am truly thankful and grateful to each and every one who has supported me in this journey. Thank you very much!

  13. AB

    Just wanted to send you this email to share my good news in regard to the Bar Exam. After missing the July exam by one point, I’m happy to say that I passed February 2020. I saw a huge jump in my MBE (130 to 148) and in essays (139 to 158). I truly believe that the concise outlines and real MBE questions made a huge difference this time around. I just want to thank you for all you and your team has done for me.

  14. Michigan Repeat Taker

    The JD Advising bar exam course is both worth the time and money! I tried Barbri before and it was very overwhelming. JDA’s course is easy to follow and it includes a detailed plan for weekly essay and MBE practice. The most helpful for me as repeat exam taker were the quizzes and the stimulated essay exams. My July 2019 scores were MBE 118 and Essay 68. My passing scores in February 2020 were MBE 122 and Essay 116 (161 converted!)!! The proof is in the numbers! The materials and outlines are very well written and straightforward! More importantly, the instructors for lectures were amazing! They provide many additional examples when explaining the law which helped with my learning style. The instructors were patient, helpful and always available for questions. I highly recommend this course especially for repeat takers. It not only prepares you for the bar exam, but it also gives you the confidence to walk into the exam feeling prepared. Thank you JD Advising!

  15. Fatima A. Hammoud

    I want to thank Meagan and Rosie personally for their help on my Bar Exam journey. This full Michigan Bar Exam course contains the most straight forward and concise outlines, lectures and materials. The team at JDA is well versed in everything Bar Exam related, and you can tell from the moment you start working with them. As busy as the team is, they still make time to individually check in with every student and provide feedback on everything you turn in.

    The lectures are short, not extremely long and draining like Barbri lectures. The outlines contain everything you have to know, and thats it. You don’t feel overloaded and overwhelmed with unnecessary material. There is feedback for essays, practice graded essay exams and a QBank with all the released previous MBE questions. This program seriously puts you in the best possible position to pass this exam. It feels more like a course thats tailored for you individually rather than a blanket commercial course that treats everyone the same regardless of focusing on strengths and weaknesses.

    JDA points out the most highly tested points in every subject, and the Michigan BLE likes to retest many of these laws repeatedly, so it is well worth the time to study the outlines the way JDA sets them up. The team does all the work for you by giving you outlines that are perfect for straight forward well managed studying. You don’t feel overwhelmed and unconfident studying for or taking the bar exam on the day of. Thank you to JDA for giving me the best possible experience during this journey, and a special thanks to Rosie and Meagan for your continued help and support. It makes all the difference. 10/10 would recommend.

  16. Anonymous

    I wanted to thank you (and your bar prep program) for helping me (finally!) pass the Michigan bar exam!

    This was the fifth time I took the exam and I decided before the exam that regardless of the outcome, I was not going to take the bar again.

    The MBE has always been my weak section; I’ve always struggled with multiple choice, especially when more than one answer appears to be right. My MBE scores have consistently been in the mid-120s (110, 125, 124, 126). I’m also pretty sure that I have some form of test anxiety brought on by the pressures of the bar exam.

    Knowing this, I decided that for this exam, I was going to really going to focus hard on the essays since I knew this was an area that I felt I could really improve (113, 130, 137, 136). I used your on-demand service, your MBE one-sheets, and attended the MI Essay Seminar. Rather than watching all the lectures, I really focused on trying to fill-in the blanks of the outlines, focused on the essay portion of the How to Pass the MI bar exam book, and reviewed what felt like every single essay question and answer. Part of what I found really helpful was the student models that were provided in the book; it really helped me focus on what I needed to and didn’t need to include in my answer. I’ve always been told that I’m a very clear & concise writer, but the model answers helped me see that while I would get to the heart of the issue, I really needed to make sure that I was laying out all the law as well. I think in previous exams I left points on the table because while I knew the correct answer, I wasn’t clearly outlining how I got there. Instead of A=D, this time I made sure to show that A+B+C=D.

    While this approach was not beneficial to my MBE score (I received a 121), it really paid off in my essay score. After scaling, my converted essay score was 167 and I received 7s or above on 11 essays, including six 10s! I passed the bar exam with a total score of 144.

    I probably wouldn’t recommend this approach to most people, but it worked for me based on my previous exam experience. I credit the JD advising materials for helping me to achieve this essay score. If I had anything negative to say, it would be that I wasn’t sure if I could actually write in the books provided because they had to be returned, so I did a lot of work on scratch paper. Maybe that could be made more clear? If it was written down somewhere I definitely missed it!

    Again, I would like to thank you for helping to pass the bar exam; it still doesn’t seem quite real! I really appreciate all the effort put into your materials and the presentation of your bar prep in a straightforward way.

  17. Anonymous

    The bar exam is one of the most stressful times of a law student or attorney’s life. Study for the bar fills a person with a great deal of anxiety but I can honestly say that JD Advising helps a great deal in alleviating that stress. The bar prep course by JD is incredibly well organized and allows you to get a grasp on even the most difficult material. Aside from being structured perfectly the instructors are seriously MVPs, they are there for every step and there to answer all of your questions. As long as you do your part, you will do fine. Best decision I made was taking JD!

  18. Dan

    I highly recommend JD Advising. I knew I was going to use them as my prep course after learning about them my first week of law school. The material provided is easy to follow and the in-class instruction was extremely helpful for passing the bar. JD Advising provides great practice essays and multiple choice questions from pass exams which also were very helpful. The practice questions really help with the timing issues and the grading system was great in helping me know where I was and what more I needed to focus on.

    The course also provides great memorization techniques and day-off recommendations/tips which really helped me calm my nerves before the test.

    There is no doubt in my mind that JD Advising is on the top of my list of reasons I was able to pass the July 2019 Bar Exam.

  19. Dan

    I learned about JD Advising my first week of law school and knew it was the right prep course for me. The outlines, class instructions and practice essays are specifically tailored for the Michigan Bar Exam and the practice essay exam simulated the first half of the essay exam perfectly.

    Also, the practice multiple choice questions were an excellent help in preparing for that part of the bar exam. The material is easy to follow, the in-class instruction was great and the memorization techniques were extremely helpful.

    Not only does JD Advising provide study material, it also helps with day-of preparation and really helped calm my nerves on the day of the exam.

    I was able to pass the bar exam on the first attempt and there is no doubt in my mind that JD Advising was on top of the list of reasons why I was able to do that.

  20. Jewel Haji

    The bar exam is a monster of a test, and if there is any prep company that knows how to tackle it, it’s JD Advising. Every person that works for JD Advising has unmatched skill and experience, and knows what it takes to pass. The courses are organized in a way that provide the highest quality teaching instruction, best written material available, and tips on how to conquer test day(s). As if that is not enough, JD Advising continues to be the top choice on the market because of its effort in finding innovative ways to teach the courses, and by keeping their materials as up-to-date as possible. They are not your regular, cookie-cutter bar prep company. For anyone that asks for a recommendation, JD Advising is my #1 response.

  21. Lindsay

    There is no doubt that the bar exam will be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. I was very pleased with Jd Advising’s products and services while studying for the July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam. The materials were condensed, clear, and concise. The in-class instruction was very helpful in understanding the material and navigating the outlines. If I had any questions, they were answered in a timely fashion. Everyone at JD Advising is friendly, encouraging, and there to support you with your bar exam success. I could not have asked for a better bar studying experience.

  22. Amelia

    Preparing for the bar exam can be an extremely stressful, anxious experience.

    However, JD Advising’s course changes this narrative. You are prepared so extensively in this course by taking simulated practice essay exams and working through timed multiple choice questions every week, that you feel as if you are taking the bar exam long before you actually do.

    When the time comes to sit for the bar exam, the routine takes over as soon as the timer begins and your mind is calm and clear.

    JD Advising provides incredible outlines, access to vital study materials, real-time lectures, and enthusiastic support – all playing integral parts in assisting you in preparing for the most important exam of your legal career.

  23. Ashley

    I had taken the bar exam 2 times prior to utilizing JD Advising for bar prep and I honestly came from a place of complete hopelessness as my score had only increased by a few points. Regardless of my diligent preparation with the well known commercial courses that everyone uses, it wasn’t enough to move the needle over the line. I had always referred to JD Advisings’ blogs for advice throughout law school and the bar so I decided to pick up the phone and give them a call after having failed the second time. As discouraged as I was to give the exam another try, I was instantly reassured by their alternative approach. Their materials and outlines were an extremely useful tool, containing everything you need to know in a way that is easily digestible and the furthest from overwhelming. Additionally, If you are someone who learns better one on one, I strongly recommend Meagan’s tutoring services. I struggle with a learning disability and she was extremely patient and helpful. She will give you a step by step breakdown in conquering both portions of the exam in a customized way that works specifically for you. Aside from knowing the law like the back of her hand, she was very helpful when it came to scheduling and time management. I passed by a wide margin and went up 29 points!

  24. FD

    JD Advising’s UBE course is par excellence. I cannot thank their team enough, especially Heather, Meagan, and Rosie. I wish I had known of JD Advising coming out of LL.M., I wouldn’t have chosen any other commercial company.

    I failed with Kaplan and Barbri, and after that I knew I needed some handholding throughout this journey. JD Advising met this standard of mine. The study materials are far superior and easy to understand and memorize, the quality of instruction is excellent, and the focus was more on memorization and quality practice rather than quantity. The course was not at all overwhelming unlike Barbri. The weekly quizzes were fun. The essay feedback was fantastic; I got better with my writing each week. The approach to tackling MPTs was amazing, and I got better at them too each week.

    Heather and Meagan are by far the best tutors I’ve had for bar prep. They used to take time out to answer our questions in class and would make sure we understood the subject matter before proceeding on.

    Rosie guided me to choose the best course option tailored to my needs, she was always prompt in replying to my numerous emails, and she would often check in on me.

    Thank you JD Advising for everything you’ve done for me! I’ve received a score that qualifies me to transfer it to other UBE jurisdictions!

  25. Anthony

    Truly, I do not know where to begin. I guess the very beginning on what I first believed JD Advising to be, and then finding out it was even better than I could of imagined a company to be. Like most recent law students, JD Advising was a site that would pop up frequently when I would google whatever stress / issue law school was providing. Naturally, those changed every week and so I enjoyed the perspective / insight their blogs provided. Fast forward to graduation, I spent my last two years of law school as a Barbri rep on campus ready to attack the bar exam. Welp, after a full 3 months of non-stop obsessive studying completing 100% of Barbri’s materials, I failed. After a month of being down, I knew I had to get back up. A good friend told me about his experience with JD and how it totally changed his outlook and approach to the Bar. That same day I called and it was the last day to enroll in the UBE prep course. My only other option was taking Barbri’s class again for free. However, I knew doing that would not propel me to where I needed to be. I took the leap of faith by signing on with JD and it’s easily been the best decision I could of ever made. Rosie, and the whole JD staff have been incredible. JD is less like a bar prep company and more like a family. The studying materials are far and away better than any company I have ever seen (Barbri, Themis, and Kaplan). Additionally, their approach of quality over quantity made me go from learning for the exam, to learning for my career. Overall, my MBE score jumped 20 points, and my MEE score jumped over 10 points.

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