About Me and My Passion for Helping Law Students Thrive

Here's My Why!

Over the last fifteen years, I've been a law professor and director of an academic success and bar preparation department at an ABA law school.  During that time, I observed a crucial gap in legal education: we don’t teach law students how to study. 

Instead of offering a step-by-step approach to learning, law schools randomly teach individual study skills throughout the semester.  As a result, students don't always connect the dots and are forced to piece together their own study process during an already intense first semester.

To fill this gap, I wanted to offer law students an approach to studying in one all-inclusive system. However, I did not want to offer my opinion as the only way to study because what one person does to succeed won't work for every student.  

So, I conducted a qualitative phenomenological study with successful law students to uncover the study systems they employed to succeed at the top of their class. Their collective systems illuminated a framework for achieving success in law school. I combined their study steps into one system and published them in my book, Nine Steps to Law School Success: A Scientifically Proven Study Process for Success in Law School.

In 2020, I founded the Law School Success Institute and, using my research data, created my flagship course, The Law School Operating System.

Today, I work directly with law students and partner with law schools to teach my course, which is the first and only comprehensive, scientifically proven systems-based law school prep course in the country. I've seen firsthand the transformative power The Law School Operating System has in helping students gain confidence in their abilities as they crush their academic goals. The results are pretty phenomenal.  

In addition to teaching, I’m a personal injury attorney, the co-owner of my southern California-based law firm, and a board member of Student Impact, a non-profit providing scholarships to students who otherwise could not afford to attend school in exchange for community service.

As a student who went from academic probation in my first year of law school to graduating with high honors and passing the California bar on my first attempt, I wish someone had taught me how to study in law school. It would've avoided a lot of heartache. But, my academic struggles proved to be a gift. They led to immense growth and ultimately to the creation of this course twenty-some years later, which I am so proud to share with you today. I know it works.  It helps students avoid high-stakes failures like mine at the beginning of law school.

And that, right there, is my "why."  

You can succeed in law school.  You are worthy of your seat, and I am on a mission to prove it.  Join me!

Lisa Blasser

Lisa Blasser