Bar Prep

At Thomas Jefferson, we take bar preparation very seriously. California has an extremely difficult bar exam and we strive to provide our students with support to succeed on the bar exam. We have several bar preparation faculty whose sole responsibility is to prepare our students for the bar exam. These talented bar faculty spend hours each week reviewing, grading and commenting on practice exams to help our students succeed on the bar exam.


We offer pre-graduation, for-credit bar preparation courses, Legal Synthesis I and II, to be taken in the last semester of law school. These courses provide students with an intensive review of the critical subject areas tested on the California bar exam. After graduation, students have the option of participating in the subsidized Bar Secrets® program, or any other bar program of their choosing. Because Thomas Jefferson subsidizes Bar Secrets®, all students have access to a high-quality bar review course. For students who opt to participate in other commercial bar preparation courses, we offer a support program, in which students are provided opportunities for intensive and specific review of practice exams and essays. At Thomas Jefferson, we will do everything we can to support students in passing the California Bar Exam on the first attempt.