Our Bar Review Course

Personal Bar Prep’s unique approach to preparing for the California bar exam will give you the edge you need to pass.

A Comprehensive Live Online Course

Personal Bar Prep’s bar review course for the California bar exam includes everything you’ll need to pass the exam. It’s an online course, but it’s live and interactive, and it includes all necessary study materials and a detailed study schedule.

  • Substantive Lectures on All Topics Covered on the California Bar Exam - What you need to pass and nothing more
  • Weekly MBE Workshops - Interactive sessions discussing practice questions and learning MBE test strategies
  • Essays and Practice Exams Turned in for Grades and Personal Feedback - Our graders are thorough and turnaround time is fast
  • A Detailed Study Schedule - A schedule of tasks including essay writing and MBE questions that will keep you on track daily while building in flexibility for real life
  • Weekly Small Group Essay Writing Workshops - Intensive, interactive sessions discussing the essays you've written
  • Two Performance Test Workshops - Learn our strategies for organizing materials, time management and more
  • All Books and Study Materials You'll Need - A small group workbook, practice essays, concise outlines, 1000s of MBE questions and a set of flashcards
  • Constant Access to Your Instructor - Call, email or text your instructor, Jay Chavkin, directly anytime with questions or just for support

Learning By Doing is Our Philosophy

Practice is the research-proven best method for test prep
so the heart of our program is practice, practice and more practice

A 2013 research paper summarizing 400 studies on methods of test preparation concluded that the most effective way to prepare for an exam, by far, is practicing. This includes taking practice tests, writing practice essays, and self-quizzing with flashcards. We assign over 50 essays for small group discussion or grading, have our students answer 1000’s of MBE questions, and administer practice essay and performance tests for grading and feedback. We also give our students a set of flashcards including all California bar exam topics and a method for self-quizzing. It’s not the easy way to prepare, but it’s the most effective.

Live Online Workshops Every Week

Your small group of no more than 14 students will meet twice a week—once for your bar essay workshop and once for your MBE workshop. You'll also cover performance tests in your small group. Everyone participates. Everyone has their questions answered. It's the most valuable bar prep experience you'll find offered.

Ask Questions During a Lecture?

If you're taking an online bar review course, you're usually limited to recorded lectures. At Personal Bar Prep, our lectures are live online and students can ask questions. Of course, if you must miss a lecture or want a review later, they are recorded. But our mission is to help our students master the law for the bar exam so if you're confused or unsure, just ask.

25 Years of Experience

Jay Chavkin helps students pass the bar exam no matter what challenges they face

Over the past 25 years, Jay Chavkin has developed strategies and approaches to bar prep that have helped 1000’s of students pass the bar exam, working successfully with students dealing with a broad range of challenges:

  • Multiple repeat takers 
  • Graduates from out of state law schools 
  • Foreign-educated attorneys
  • Those out of law school for an extended period
  • Students with learning disabilities
A note to repeaters
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Press play to watch an encouraging video from Jay for those who are facing the disappointment of repeating the bar exam

Contact us today to discuss your results or your plans for the next exam.

Let’s talk about how Personal Bar Prep can give you the tools you need to pass the California bar exam next time. We can help.