Mary Basick is the Assistant Dean for Bar Preparation and an Associate Professor of Law for Academic Success and Bar Preparation at Southwestern Law School, where she recently led the school to historic bar passage rates. For 10+ years, she has successfully designed programs, developed innovative and engaging curricula, and taught courses in bar preparation and academic support.
Mary Basick has written several popular books on bar preparation with longtime collaborator Tina Schindler. Their bar preparation books are concise and practical, condensing vast amounts of substantive law into manageable concepts presented in a useful and easily understandable format. Their most recent book is MBE Decoded (Wolters Kluwer 2021,) which takes a fresh approach to MBE study and was inspired by redesigning an MBE course for their students, resulting in vastly improved MBE scores.
Together they have also authored Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam (Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed. 2020) and California Performance Test Workbook (Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed. 2020). In addition, she authored the Multistate Bar Exam flashcard set for the Emanuel Law in a Flash series, and other various bar preparation materials.