Assistant Law School Dean Passes The Bar Exam With Fleming's Bar Review


“I had my choice of any bar preparation company when I began my bar review. I chose Fleming’s because of the quality of the substantive lectures and the comprehensive nature of the outlines and the supplemental materials. I loved that I could supplement the online lectures with tons of practice essays in both the writing workbooks and the sample bar questions.

The last two weeks of bar review I spent simply reviewing the Fleming’s binders containing all the most recent bar essays, which were perfectly put together. I spent my time reviewing hundreds of essays instead of printing off materials from websites. I passed the California Bar Exam on my first try despite the fact that it had been 20 years since I had taken my last bar exam!  

You will work very hard when you use Fleming’s to study for the bar exam; but if you follow Fleming’s approach exactly, you will succeed in passing the California Bar Exam the first time. This is a comprehensive and exceptional program."

a nationally respected teaching and learning expert

Professor Christensen is a nationally respected teaching and learning expert. Her main scholarship interest focuses on how students learn most effectively in the law school classroom. She possesses particular expertise in the fields of law school pedagogy, cognitive psychology, legal reading and learning disabilities, and has published two books and several articles examining the correlation between the way in which law students read and learn the law, and their success in law school.

Professor Christensen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, with High Honors, and majored in Chinese. In law school, she was a member of the Iowa Law Review and graduated with High Distinction. Following law school, Professor Christensen clerked for Justice William A. Bablitch of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She then practiced in the areas of medical malpractice, environmental law, and public education law.

After having relocated to San Diego to accept a position at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Professor Christensen made the decision to sit for the CA Bar Examination. Upon hearing her plans, the major bar reviews, including BarBri, Kaplan, and Fleming’s Fundamentals of Law, offered their bar reviews to her for bar preparation. Professor Christensen considered what each course had to offer and subsequently chose the Fleming’s course. Using the Fleming’s program with its materials, Professor Christensen passed the CA bar exam on her first attempt. 

know what to look for in bar review 

As an expert in the learning field, Professor Christensen knows what to look for in a bar preparation program. As such, after reviewing all of the bar review programs available to her, she selected the Fleming’s bar review because her own expertise confirmed that the Fleming’s approach to bar preparation and its focus on how students most effectively learn maximizes the very skills that are essential to passing the bar exam. Professor Christensen’s success with Fleming’s speaks for itself.