Essay Tutoring


Thanks for your interest in our scholarship! Every six months, we select the essay that our panel of 3 judges determines to be the best.

The Fall deadline to apply is November 15th. The Fall winner will be announced to all applicants on December 10th.

The Spring deadline to apply is May 15th. The Spring winner will be announced to all applicants on June 10th.

The current essay prompt is, “Who has inspired your education the most and why?”

Please email your entry to:

Entries must be between 300-1,000 words.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. One entry per household per year. Winner will be notified via email on or before the Winner Selection Date. Failure by potential winner to respond to such notification within ten (10) days of notification, or failure by the potential winner to adhere to these Official Rules, will result in disqualification of the potential winner and an alternate winner will be selected.

The essay portion of the Bar Exam has become increasingly difficult. Most states test multiple areas of law in a single essay question. When you register for one of our programs, you will practice and improve your essay skills guided by an attorney mentor who hand grades the assignments you submit.

Personalized feedback will help improve your style, sharpen your ability to identify issues, and mold your essays to Bar Examiners expectations. LawTutors’ MiniEssays focus on particular areas of law to assist with the implementation of the IRAC methods preferred by Bar Examiners.

While other exam candidates will be trying to master the elements of their state exam in a mass classroom setting, you will have your own private or semi-private Attorney Instructor.

Small Group Essay Workshops for ANY Bar Exam

These workshops are excellent for students taking the bar in any state. The Base Program’s Essay workshops focus on the key IRAC elements that you will need to know for ANY bar exam. For the essay workshop, you get two of your essays personally graded outside of workshop by both Melissa and Tania.

Each workshop is small group [no more than 8 students], interactive, and intense. Workshops run three hours and include all materials. Workshops are offered in Brookline, MA.

Please see our pricing guide to see how much you can save.

Please note that even though you can choose to take only the Essay track or to take only the MBE track, the course is most effective when taking them both together.

Bar Review Workshop Schedule – January/February 2016

Learn more about our One-on-One Essay Program and Distance Learning programs

Two-Day Intensive Massachusetts Essay Workshop

For students who are taking the Massachusetts Bar Exam, this two-day workshop is an excellent addition focusing on the Massachusetts Specific non-MBE topics.

Students have found immense value out of this intensive review, and it’s back by popular demand.


In-Person Bar Review: MA, NY, CA
Essay Bar Review: MA, NY, CA, FL, CT, NJ, RI, all MEE States and all MPT States

Additional materials

Big Pictures, Little Essays Workbook

LawTutors developed something we are very proud of that has been a big hit with law and bar students: the MiniEssay!

It is hard to practice essay writing and issue spotting while learning the law. Are you looking to hone your analysis and writing skills on particularly weak subject areas?

The LawTutors’ Big Pictures, Little Essays workbook is used to pinpoint your weak areas while simultaneously practicing for your final exam or bar exam. Big Pictures, Little Essays are now available in:

  • Torts
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Con Law

Massachusetts, New York and California “What Not To Write” Book

At LawTutors we love that show What Not To Wear on TLC and wondered if we could relay the same message about bar exam essay writing. So here it is, a tool to help you learn what NOT to write on the bar exam, as well as what TO write.

How is this book different than any other book on writing essays for the bar exam? We show you REAL essay answers: all essays in this book are questions from past bar exams, and the answers are actual essays written by bar candidates. Nothing within the actual essays has been changed; even grammar and spelling are kept intact.

This gives you an idea of what “good” and “bad” essays look like through the eyes of the bar examiner. The only thing that has changed in between what they saw and what you are seeing is the handwriting.

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