Book Reviews

The review below, from the ABA’s Student Lawyer Magazine, January 2015

To add to your reading list: Pass the Bar Exam (In Brief Vol. 43 No. 5)

If there’s a bar exam in your not-too-distant future, then Lisa Young has a book recommendation for you: Pass the Bar Exam, by Sara J. Berman, published last year by the ABA.

In “ASP Book Review: PASS THE BAR EXAM,” (see the Law School Academic Support Blog at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support), Professor Lisa Young notes that “Not only does this book provide crucial details about the bar exam, it guides readers to understand who they are as learners and thinkers.” Young, director of the Bar Studies Program at Seattle University School of Law, also says this book “can help make studying for the bar exam more manageable and less stressful” by providing “a framework for bar strategy and success.”


Book Review by Professor Lisa Young on the Law School Academic Support Blog

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ASP Book Review: PASS THE BAR EXAM

There are several new books on the market for Academic Support Professionals and for law students.  In a series of posts, I will review a few of those books and some of the tried and true ones that I often turn to when I am in need of some words of wisdom or professional guidance.

First, I am reviewing a book published last year by the American Bar Association, PASS THE BAR EXAM written by Professor Sara J. Berman.  This book provides a step by step guide for individuals embarking on their journey to pass the bar examination.  Not only does this book provide crucial details about the bar exam, it guides readers to understand who they are learners and thinkers.  It offers interactive questions, quizzes, and exercises to increase thoughtful reflection and a deeper awareness of the motivational factors required for successful bar passage.  One highlight for Professors and Academic Support Educators is that the Teacher’s Edition provides many useful tools that can be integrated into Bar Support Classes and Programs.

Professor Berman’s two decades of experience is illuminated in this text and the teacher’s manual.  This resource can help make studying for the bar exam more manageable and less stressful.   If you are thinking about starting a Bar Support Program at your law school, if you are a student seeking a framework for bar strategy and success, or a Professor who wants to integrate more bar support into your curriculum, this book is a great place to begin.

(LBY)

 

Professor Berman’s book, PASS the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals (ABA Publishing 2013) was recently highlighted in the National Jurist Magazine (February 2014 issue).  See below: