Jay Chavkin is to bar prep what The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, is to dog training. Jay is a gifted teacher, able to demand your best without discouraging you. He dedicates himself to his students and gives each one lots of personal attention.
Jay has students write essays on actual bar exam questions. You learn black letter law as you write so you retain it better. Next, Jay grades at least one of your essays each week, scoring you as hard as the bar exam will. Then, Jay critiques your essay in front of your peers during the small group portion of the course. Believe me, THAT’S motivation not to slack off. By the time I took the bar, I had written essays on 52 actual bar exam questions. The real bar exam actually seemed pretty easy because I had already spotted and discussed just about every type of fact pattern the bar uses to test various subjects.
I passed, thanks in very large part to Jay. Thank you, Jay, for believing in me.