Our mission is to liberate legal education
First year of law school, also known as 1L, is the initiation rite of the legal profession, and the gateway to key positions in our society. But those who are unable to hire $150/hr tutors, or don't come from a long line of lawyers have been at an unfair disadvantage. Until now.
We want to level the playing field. Top-notch, high-quality 1L preparation should be affordable, and we have worked hard to do just that.
We make 1L preparation easier and more affordable, so that you can excel in law school and become a lawyer.
Daniel Hemel is a professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received an MPhil with distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Before joining the University of Chicago Law School faculty, he was a law clerk to Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court. He also clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School.
His academic work has appeared in the California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Journal of Legal Analysis, National Tax Journal, NYU Law Review, Supreme Court Review, Tax Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, and has been cited by the US Supreme Court as well as the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. His op-eds and other writing have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, Politico, Slate, TIME Magazine, and Vox. He also has provided on-air legal analysis for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.
Neil S. Siegel is the David W. Ichel Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke Law School, where he also serves as director of the DC Summer Institute on Law and Policy. Professor Siegel’s research and teaching fall primarily in the areas of U.S. constitutional law, constitutional politics, and constitutional theory.
Professor Siegel teaches Duke Law students, undergraduates in Duke University’s Trinity College and in Duke Law School’s DC Summer Institute, and judges in Duke’s Master of Judicial Studies Program. Throughout the year, he offers U.S. Supreme Court updates and other talks at judicial conferences and law firms around the country.
In 1994, Professor Siegel received his BA (Economics and Political Science), summa cum laude, from Duke University. In 1995, he received his M.A. (Economics) from Duke University. He graduated in 2001 with joint degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his JD from Berkeley Law and a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. While at Berkeley Law, he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review.
Jennifer Fisher brings a practitioner’s eye to the Civil Procedure course. After earning a BA in English, summa cum laude, from Washington & Lee University, she completed her JD at Yale Law School, where she served as Notes Editor and Articles Editor for the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities. Her legal career has included stints in private practice and in public service, and she has represented a wide range of clients through every stage of the litigation process. Jennifer has fought slumlords before county magistrates on behalf of indigent tenants, defended 30(b)(6) depositions for a multinational corporation in an antitrust suit, and briefed race and national-origin discrimination claims before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. While she has always loved arguing her clients’ positions in the courtroom, her most rewarding experience has been mentoring law students and young associates in civil procedure and legal writing, helping them translate their legal educations to real-world disputes.
Rick Su is a Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he teaches Property, State and Local Government Law, and Immigration. Su received his BA from Dartmouth College in 2001 and his JD from Harvard Law School in 2004. After graduating from law school, he clerked for The Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Prior to joining the Carolina Law faculty in 2019, Su taught at the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he won the faculty teaching award in 2009 and 2015. He was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in 2015 and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2018.
Prof. Daniel Epps is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Professor Epps received his AB summa cum laude with highest distinction in Philosophy from Duke University and his JD magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Co-Chair of the Harvard Law Review and won the John M. Olin Law & Economics prize. After law school, he clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.
His research concerns the intersection of criminal justice, constitutional law, and federal courts. His scholarship has been published in the nation’s leading law journals, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He’s also a leading expert on the Supreme Court who is regularly quoted in the national media. His writing for popular audiences has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, and The Atlantic. His proposal to reform the Supreme Court (developed with Ganesh Sitaraman) was endorsed by presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and was widely discussed in the media.
Prof. Lupo has been a member of the Northwestern Law faculty since 2003. He teaches courses in Contract Law, Remedies, and Business Torts as well as seminars in Law and Rhetoric and Law and Literature. His area of scholarly interest is in the exploration of law as a humanistic, cultural discourse, and the role of persuasion, argument, and creativity in shaping jurisprudential thinking.
J.Y. is an educator figuring out ways to bring down the cost of education while improving its quality and accessibility. “This is how we liberate and democratize education!” he likes to say to himself. He says a lot of things to himself. Not all of it makes sense.
J.Y. graduated from Columbia University where he studied Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy and holds a JD from Harvard Law School. Before finding his calling in education, J.Y. pretended to be a lawyer at Paul, Weiss in Hong Kong and at Davis Polk in NYC.
J.Y. is also a founder at PreProBono, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping poor and minority students get into law school and promoting public interest law.
Alan is from Canada, where he received a BSc with a joint major in Computing Science, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University. He graduated first in his class, in Computing Science. He also received a JD from Harvard Law School.
Alan taught International Negotiation at Jindal Global Law School and was a Sumner Redstone Fellow in New Delhi for a year after law school. He was justifiably appalled by the lack of good ramen restaurants in New Delhi.
Alan’s interests and work experience have focused on access to justice and information. He has worked for the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative in India, the Justice and Peace Commission in Liberia, and the Berkman Center.
David is a graduate of Yale, where he received a prize for excellence in the English major, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he received a teaching fellowship.
His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic online. His fiction has won two national contests, received notable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2014, and been anthologized by Autumn House Press. He taught English and writing at the School of the New York Times, Phillips Academy Andover, the University of Iowa, and Southern New Hampshire University.
He was admitted to Harvard and Yale Law School before he joined 7Sage.