Bar Educators Blog

Meet the Kaplan Experts: Tammi Rice, JD, Esq, Vice President Kaplan North America Legal Education

by Tammi Rice, JD, Esq | September 1, 2020

This August was my 27th anniversary as a full time employee of Kaplan, but my time with Kaplan actually started several years before that.

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Using Visuals for Learning

by Lisa Young, Esq., Senior Director of Academics | August 28, 2020

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words… Students spend so much time staring at words on a screen or page, too much time perhaps. And, while they may sometimes be engaged―or even captivated―it is also quite likely that at times they read with only passive attention or that their thoughts meander elsewhere.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Adam Feren, Senior Curriculum Manager

by Adam Feren, Senior Curriculum Manager, Kaplan Bar Review | August 18, 2020

I like to see ideas evolve into the best possible versions of themselves, and I approach that from a kind of “survival of the fittest” mentality. I like to take things apart and put them back together, and I do that with ideas as well.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Ryan Rentmeester, Esq., Senior Regional Director, Pacific Coast

by Ryan Rentmeester, Esq., Senior Regional Director, Pacific Coast | July 16, 2020

I love traveling to law schools all over the country to teach students about the bar exam, help them develop skills to find confidence and success on the exam, and ultimately reach their career goals. 

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Elizabeth Horowitz, Esq., Director of Content and Curriculum

by Elizabeth Horowitz, Esq., Director of Content and Curriculum | June 25, 2020

I had always been drawn to the law, but my time on the policy debate team during college cemented my interest in attending law school. It turns out that I like to argue – and what better profession for that than an attorney? 

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Learning Theory in Practice: Focusing on Pedagogy and Innovation

by Lisa Young, Esq., Senior Director of Academics | June 8, 2020

Bar review courses carry a bit of stigma in some legal educational circles. After all, they do “teach to the test,” and that is a description that often is not meant as a compliment.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Michael Chajewski, Ph.D., Principal Psychometrician, Learning Science

by Michael Chajewski, Ph.D., Principal Psychometrician | May 12, 2020

Supporting learners is not a singular effort in isolation, but a coalesced endeavor to support future generations of successful professionals.

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Empowering Your Students: Bridging the Gap Between Law School and the Bar Exam

by Lisa Young, Esq., Senior Director of Academics | May 6, 2020

In order to bridge the gap between what students learn in law school and what they need to learn for successful bar passage, the Kaplan Bar Academic Team created The Empower Series.

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Essay Evolution Series: The How and Why Behind Our New California Writing Program

by Kaplan Bar Review | April 2, 2020

At this moment in time, we are all operating in an ever- evolving academic environment that is necessitating rapid deployment of effective online solutions for law schools, while making the health and safety of students and educators a top priority.

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Best Practices for Effective Online Classes Webinar

by Kaplan Bar Review | March 19, 2020

This webinar will walk you through best practices for transitioning your legal courses to an online classroom, including the features of online platforms like Zoom.

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Meet the Kaplan Experts: Nick Shalosky, Esq., Senior Regional Director

by Nick Shalosky, Esq., Senior Regional Director | March 10, 2020

I started as a Kaplan Bar Review Regional Director in December of 2015 and was promoted to Senior Regional Director this past summer.

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White Paper - July 2019 MBE® Mean Score: Depends on Your Lens

by Adam Maze, Esq., Senior Academics Director | February 5, 2020

This autumn, recent law graduates and law school personnel anxiously awaited the results of the July 2019 bar exam.  For law graduates, their individual results would largely determine whether they would become a member of the legal profession or have to put their ambitions on hold.

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Reflections on AALS 2020

by Michael Power, Executive Director, Kaplan Bar Review | January 9, 2020

At the dawn of a new semester, a new year, and a new decade, I wanted to take a moment to express how great it was to see and meet with so many valued members of the law school, academic support, and bar prep community at AALS 2020. 

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