Meet the Staff

Sara Berman
Sara J. Berman
Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Support
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B.A., University of California Santa Barbara
J.D., University of California Los Angeles

Professor Berman serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Support and Bar Support at Whittier Law School and concurrently as Professor of Law and Assistant Dean of Bar Support Programs at Concord Law School. She has lectured nationwide for commercial bar reviews for more than two decades, preparing students for both substantive and skills portions of bar exams nationwide. Berman is the author of the recent ABA publication: Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic and Professional Goals as well as a companion teacher’s manual for the same. Professor Berman is currently writing a second title for the ABA on the use of performance testing in law schools. Along with UCLA Law Professor Paul Bergman, Berman co-authored The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System, and Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case, both published by, both excellent introductory resources for law students. Berman has also published numerous articles and study guides and blogs regularly about law school and bar exam success.

Tina Schindler
Tina Schindler
Director of Bar Preparation
Associate Professor of Academic Support
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B.S., University of California, San Diego
J.D., Whittier Law School, magna cum laude

Professor Schindler is an Associate Professor of Academic Support as well as the Director of the Bar Preparation Program. She has a passion for helping students to succeed in law school, on the bar exam, and in the practice of law. While at Whittier, she has designed curricula and provided instruction in academic support and bar preparation courses. In addition, Professor Schindler has published two books for the essay portion and performance test portion of the California Bar Exam. She has helped Whittier Law School achieve two of its highest bar pass rates since becoming the Director of Bar Preparation for the July 2012 and July 2013 bar exams. In the past, she has also graded and taught classes for bar preparation companies, trained other graders for bar preparation programs, and attended California Bar Exam calibration sessions.

Books and Book Chapters

California Performance Test Workbook, Preparation for the Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 2013).
Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 2012).

A. Bradford Anderson
A. Bradford Anderson
Academic Support & Bar Program Manager
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B.A., University of New Hampshire, Durham

Brad Anderson came to Whittier Law School in the Summer of 2012 after spending the previous eight years working in a registrar capacity at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. With a passion for student services, problem solving, event planning, and office/project management, Brad has integrated his higher education and student service experience with his call center and office managerial experience while employed with Tele-publishing Inc., a branch division of the Boston Phoenix Newspaper Group, to be an effective team member in Whittier Law School’s Bar and Academic Support Services Office. In his spare time Brad is an avid music collector, long distance cyclist and a diehard English and Spanish Football fanatic.