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Lee Burgess

  • City San Francisco
  • State CA
  • Country US
  • Legal Practice Area Education
  • Current Institutional Affiliation University of San Francisco
  • School Status Alumna
  • Past Affiliations Reed Smith, LLP; Golden Gate University School of Law

Lee Burgess is the only child of two attorneys, so she had little choice but to become a lawyer herself. Perhaps it was because she had absorbed legal jargon with her breakfast cereal for years, but Lee did very well in law school at the University of San Francisco. She graduated cum laude, was a TA for Contracts and Torts, and was the Managing Editor of the USF Law Review.

After graduating in 2008, Lee worked in a large law firm until she received a letter from the California Board of Bar Examiners about being a bar exam grader. Rather than grade for the bar exam, Lee decided her real passion was helping students conquer the California bar exam! So she left her law firm job and became a private California bar exam tutor and law school tutor. Various Bay Area law schools recognized her teaching talent, and Lee has served as an adjunct member of the faculty at several local law schools.

Lee created Bar Exam Toolbox with Alison Monahan to help law students across the country find bar exam success. Bar Exam Toolbox helps both first time and repeat bar exam takers through one-on-one tutoring and effective (and affordable) courses and workshops!  She also is the co-founder of the Law School Toolbox, which provides tutoring and courses for law students.

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