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Adam is a tutor for the Bar Exam Toolbox and Law School Toolbox. Adam is based in New York City and is a graduate of Queens College, City University of New York and Brooklyn Law School. During law school, Adam served as an articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review and competed with and coached mock trial teams as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, Trial Division. He spent his 3L year working full time with The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Law Reform and Special Litigation Unit as a Public Interest Public Service fellow.
After law school, Adam worked as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP.
In his free time, Adam enjoys backpacking, canoeing, and gardening. He is slowly working on completing the Appalachian Trail, section by section.
Alexis is a tutor for the Bar Exam Toolbox and Law School Toolbox. Originally from the east coast, Alexis and her family recently moved to the surf and sun of California. She served as Associate Director of Academic Success at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and still adjuncts there.
Before law school, Alexis worked as a middle school teacher at an international school in Munich, Germany. After moving back to the U.S., Alexis attended University of Maryland School of Law, where she was a Leadership Scholar, Writing Center Fellow, and a member of Maryland Law Review. Throughout law school, Alexis also worked for the non-profit organization Project HEAL at Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she assisted clients with special education issues.
After graduating from law school, Alexis practiced law at Dickstein Shapiro LLP and Reed Smith LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes. After many years of Big Law practice, Alexis missed working in the classroom and mentoring students and decided to go back to teaching. She now thoroughly enjoys every minute teaching law school students and working with bar exam takers.
Anastasia is a tutor for Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox. Anastasia is a graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University and McGeorge School of Law.
During law school, Anastasia was a member of the Negotiations Team and the Moot Court Executive Board. She worked at the Department of State Hospitals, as a Research Assistant for various professors, and for the California Department of Justice. She also worked at an employment defense firm.
After law school, Anastasia worked as an attorney for a family law firm. Anastasia decided to pursue a non-traditional litigation role and looks forward to helping students be successful in law school and the bar exam. Outside of work, she loves to be outside and read books!
Ariel is a tutor and Mentor Tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox and works with both law students and bar exam takers. Ariel has taught everything from conjunctions to calculus on four different continents. A primary and secondary school educator in the U.S. and abroad before law school, Ariel has always had penchant for teaching and editing.
As a student at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Ariel tutored Torts and led 1L workshops on time management, exam preparation, legal writing, and outlining. As the chief Technical Editor on the Executive Board of the USF Law Review, Ariel was in charge of ensuring the accuracy of thousands of legal citations, and has become a Bluebook expert. She also served as a Case Counsel for the USF Moot Court program, and received CALI awards for high-scoring two classes, including Legal Research and Writing.
After practicing law as a product liability litigator in California for a number of years, Ariel found her way back to teaching and now enjoys helping students find success in their law school classes and on the bar exam.
Cara is a practicing lawyer living in the Bay Area. She has a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She is member of the Bars of New York and California. Her academic interests include housing law, property law, and local government law. Outside of work, she likes running and hiking, exploring new places, and reading good books!
Elizabeth is a graduate of Southwestern University and Harvard Law School. Elizabeth has built her career around civil and disability rights. She has spent time working and interning for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas. While at Harvard, she was a research assistant for two professors and researched different topics related to international human and disability rights and the civil rights era. She earned the Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship and the James Vorenberg Equal Justice Summer Fellowship to support her summer work in civil rights. She was also a Harvard Law School Presidential Scholar.
After law school, Elizabeth clerked for the Honorable Robert Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She then worked in special education law before founding Access the Dream, a disability consulting practice. She continues to research and write about education and disability rights issues. Elizabeth is driven to help students of all backgrounds succeed in academic environments.
Emily earned her J.D. and Advanced Certificate in Environmental Law from Pace University. She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association and works as an animal rights lawyer, specializing in captive animals.
During law school, Emily worked as a Teaching Assistant in civil procedure and property law. She also mentored 1L students as a legal skills TA, which led to her passion for helping students succeed in law school and on the bar exam. Emily served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as a student associate for Pace’s Land Use Law Center and Environmental Litigation Clinic. She worked for the Pace Environmental Law Review and has a published article, A PACT for the Future: Improving Animal Protection Legislation for Captive Orcas.
In her free time, Emily enjoys reading on the beach, spending time with her companion canine Maggie, and chasing after her three nieces.
Hanne is an immigration defense lawyer with The Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis, MN, where she represents immigrants in immigration court and mentors, trains, and supports pro bono attorneys handling removal cases. Before moving to Minnesota, Hanne worked as an immigration attorney in Newark, NJ, and as a law clerk in the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Hanne graduated from Harvard Law School in 2016, where she participated in clinics, research, student organizations, and a law journal. Before law school, Hanne spent 2 years in New York City as a legal assistant and 1 year in Bangalore, India, as a legal intern with International Justice Mission. Hanne grew up in Bellevue, WA, and graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, in 2009.
When she isn’t working or chasing her toddler, she enjoys baking, traveling, and exploring local breweries.
Hoang is a tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox. He received a B.S. from the University of Oregon in Political Science and Ethnic Studies and spent six years working as an elementary school teacher in South Los Angeles, where he was the recipient of two prestigious national teaching awards. While teaching, he earned an M.A. in Urban Education at Loyola Marymount University and following his teaching career served as an education consultant at the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning.
During his time consulting, Hoang pursued a J.D. at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Interest Scholar and the first place recipient of the CEB Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing. He also continued to teach, including as a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing, a tutor for Torts, and a practitioner for the Restorative Justice Practicum. After law school Hoang was selected as an inaugural fellow at the Stanford Center for Racial Justice at Stanford Law School, where he continues to lead law and policy research and initiatives.
The rest of his waking hours are spent raising his toddler daughter with his wife.
Kathryn is a tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox. She earned her MA and BA from Stanford University and her JD from Stanford Law School. After several years as a attorney with a large DC firm and then as corporate counsel for a Fortune 500 company, where she focused on international trade and investment law, she realized that she missed studying and teaching law and history. She is currently pursuing a Phd in legal history.
Before going to law school, Kathryn worked as a mathematician for a bio-tech firm and is always looking for ways to combine her interests in math, law, and history. During law school and immediately afterwards, Kathryn had significant involvement with the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project, drafting and editing legal textbooks for law students and lawyers in East Timor. She was also involved in pro bono cases seeking the release of journalists and human rights activists unlawfully imprisoned, including petitions to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
When not studying law and history, Kathryn likes to practice dressage, alpine ski, and play with her rambunctious goldendoodle. She is also trying to read all of the children’s books that have won the Newbury Award — they make a nice break!
Kelsey is a lawyer and professor who has tutored across a variety of subjects for the past decade. She received her JD from Temple University in 2016 and has gone on to serve as legal counsel for non-profit organizations all over the world. She also taught graduate-level courses for future lawyers and law enforcement officers at Kean University. She is now working on her Phd in Law at Trinity College Dublin. Her work and research have given Kelsey a wide breadth of legal experience, including family law, immigration law, human rights law, and international law. Wherever her legal career has taken her, Kelsey has always kept tutoring, as she loves the feeling of helping her students achieve their own academic goals. In her spare time, she loves hiking the gorgeous Irish countryside with her family dog, Bruno.
Keri is a law school and bar exam tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox. Keri’s love for writing led her to journalism school and then directly to law school at Penn Law, which she absolutely loved. Keri was an executive editor and published author of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
After law school, she learned many life and professional lessons by clerking for a woman federal District Court judge in Philadelphia. Keri then joined a large Philadelphia law firm as a litigation associate and later worked as in-house and trial counsel for a U.S. government office.
The next act of Keri’s career brought her into the classroom to teach undergraduates and law school students. Among other courses, she has taught business law, legal research and writing, and bar exam preparation. Keri is now on the faculty at Saint Joseph’s University Haub School of Business.
Nicola is a tutor for Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox who went to law school at the University of Georgia School of Law.
During law school, Nicola worked as a 3L tutor for 1L students and mentored 2L students as the Senior Executive Editor of the Georgia Law Review. After graduating law school, Nicola honed her research and writing skills as a federal law clerk in the Middle District of Georgia and for the Eleventh Circuit. Following her clerkships, Nicola prosecuted criminal felony cases as an Assistant District Attorney and worked as an LSAT and law school exam tutor. Nicola also taught English as a second language, worked as a private career coach, and practiced at a family law firm.
Currently, Nicola practices insurance litigation on the policyholder side for a large national law firm. She also works as the firm’s writing coach. As a writing coach, Nicola helps new associates navigate the transition from law school to practice.
When she is not practicing or teaching, you will find Nicola outside, usually hiking, biking, wake surfing, or skiing, depending on the season.
Rose earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of California, at Los Angeles. While in law school, she served as the Legislation Editor for the Pacific Law Journal (“Greensheets”). Following law school, Rose worked as a Research Attorney for Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, of the Fifth District Court of Appeal, in California, and then practiced law in the areas of civil litigation and appeals. Before joining our team of tutors, Rose worked as an Adjunct Professor, then full time Professor, at the law school level for approximately 25 years. Rose taught Legal Writing, in various forms, including a class providing academic support to students struggling during their first year, Professional Responsibility, and Remedies.
Rose enjoys, and looks forward to, working with students in this one-on-one virtual environment.
Tara is a law school tutor and bar exam tutor for the Law School Toolbox and the Bar Exam Toolbox.
Tara is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. As a law student, she was a member of Syracuse Law Review, and was a member of the Academic Success Tutoring Program. After graduation, Tara became the Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success at Syracuse. Outside of work, she likes to read, hike, and watch baseball.
Tina is a law school tutor and bar exam tutor for the Law School Toolbox and the Bar Exam Toolbox.
Tina earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as an editor on the Stanford Law Review. After law school, Tina clerked for judges in the Southern District of California and on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also practiced patent litigation at the law firms of Munger Tolles & Olson LLP and Perkins Coie LLP. She is currently a career law clerk in the Southern District of California. Prior to law school, she earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked as an electrical engineer.
Tyler is a law school tutor and bar exam tutor for the Law School Toolbox and the Bar Exam Toolbox.
Tyler is a lawyer, writer, and adventurer based in Chicago. In 2011, he left his position practicing corporate bankruptcy at a leading international law firm to walk across America with his dog, Mabel. His departure from biglaw and his transcontinental hike have been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and on Grantland.com. Since completing his 3200 mile hike, Tyler has written and spoken about his experiences both on the road and in corporate law. Tyler graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Whitney started her post-graduate education at the University of Mary Washington, earning a Master’s in Education. She soon decided to change course, and went to the College of William & Mary School of Law.
At William & Mary, she was an Articles Editor for the Journal of Women and the Law and a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Skills program. Through the Legal Skills program, she was able to provide mentorship for first and second year law students, as well as instruction in legal writing and client contact. In 2010, she graduated Order of the Coif and was admitted to the bar in Maryland.
Whitney is a tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam toolbox, and is excited to use her teaching skills to help students establish themselves in law school and the legal profession.
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