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April 08, 2020

New ABA book helps law students form a concrete plan for passing the bar exam

CHICAGO, April 8, 2020 — Recently released by the American Bar Association and West Academic, “Bar Exam Success: A Comprehensive Guide” by Sara J. Berman will provide the support and guidance students need, equipping them with the deliberate, affirmative steps to ensure bar passage. It approaches the bar exam as an opportunity to learn critical lawyering skills, not predetermined by the LSAT, first-year grades or any other single indicator.

Based on Berman’s decades of experience teaching in law schools and bar review, this new edition includes updates that focus on the recent adoption of the universal bar exam (UBE) by many jurisdictions. It will teach students how to:

  • Develop a plan for success
  • Get and use quality expert help
  • Maximize your schedule for productivity
  • Prepare with practice tests
  • Eliminate distractions and embrace success

This book will more than prepare students to pass the bar exam; the author’s words will motivate readers to do what it takes to succeed in law school, pass the bar exam and thrive in the legal profession.

Berman is the director of Programs for Academic and Bar Success at the AccessLex Institute Center for Legal Education Excellence in Washington, D.C. She previously served as a professor of law and director of academic and bar success programs in law schools in California and Florida and lectured in bar reviews for more than two decades, helping thousands of students pass bar exams nationwide.

Title:                      “Bar Exam Success: A Comprehensive Guide
Publisher:              ABA Publishing/West Academic
Pages:                   384
Product Code:       1620780
ISBN:                     9781641054621
Size:                      7 x 10
Binding:                Paperback and eBook
Price:                     $49.95 List, $39.95 Members
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to John Palmer at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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