Faculty Announcement – Richard Litvin

Richard Litvin has been involved in helping graduates pass the Bar Exam for over 20 years. He will teach a bar preparation course at Solo Practice University®.

Professor Richard Litvin has been involved in helping graduates pass the Bar Exam for over 20 years. He founded Litvin’s Bar Tutorial in 1987, and Litvin’s Supplemental Bar Course in 1994. At Solo Practice University, Litvin plans to offer (1) a bar exam blog, (2) some video bar exam classes, (3) essay writing classes for first and second year law students, and (4) a blog exploring ideas for a law school “specializing” in preparing students for Solo and Small Practice.

Litvin’s Bar Tutorial was designed for and offered to students who were retaking the bar. His success with these students (based on extensive individual feedback on both MBE and Essays) attracted students from as far away as Alaska, California, Mississippi, and New Mexico, as well as every state in the Northeast. They came to CT, studied, and returned (mostly) to pass their state bars.

Litvin used his experience with repeaters to design and offer a course (not for credit) at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was a tenured Associate Professor. Litvin’s Supplemental Bar Course was provided by QU as a Supplement to BarBri for first time bar takers. Each year, students who attended Litvin’s supplemental classes as well as BarBri passed various state bars at over 95%. This course was offered on videotape by a number of other schools scattered around the U.S. with similar success for attendees.

Litvin has produced an original series of bar tutorial videos (soon to be on DVD) which provide 6-7 classes on each of the MBE subjects, covering both MBE and Essay formats. Litvin is also interested in designing a brick and mortar law school, from the ground up, “specializing” in educating students for Solo and General Practice.

Litvin has a B.A. from Dickinson College (1967), a J.D. from Temple (1975) and an LL.M. from Yale (1976). He clerked for Federal District Court Judge Edward Becker (1977), taught at Whittier Law School from 1977-1980, and at Quinnipiac University (and its predecessor) from 1980 to 2008. Although “retired” from Quinnipiac, he continues to offer his bar class to students at QU, as well as at Western New England School of Law, and Chapman University School of Law.

Litvin has presented his work on the bar at numerous conferences sponsored by the ABA and by AALS (for law professors and bar examiners) throughout the US. He also has been a guest speaker for the National Black Law Students Association. From 1994 until the present Litvin has devoted himself to his students by providing them with academic support and direction. Litvin acknowledges his greatest resource is his students who guide and inspire him regularly. One of his greatest resources is Susan Cartier Liebel, founder of this site, who turned him on to the beauty of Solo Practice.


  • Introduction to Bar Exam. What to expect. How to prepare.
  • Torts: Overview
  • Contracts-Sales: Overview
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Crim Law & Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Bar Essay Writing
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5 comments on “Faculty Announcement – Richard Litvin

  • Congratulations Professor Litvin!

    As an alumna of Quinnipiac University School of Law, I credit Professor Litvin for helping my friend and I pass both the New York and Connecticut bar exams. We took the New York and Connecticut bar exams at the same time, and we passed them both on our first try.

    Professor Litvin’s course was especially valuable in answering the essay portion of the exam. Through his course, not only did I increase my knowledge of the different areas of law on the exam, but I also learned an effective method to use in answering essay questions. To this day, whenever anyone expresses any concerns about taking the bar exam, I refer them to Professor Litvin.

    Solo Practice University is fortunate to have an excellent professor as part of their faculty.

  • If you study with Professor Litvin, you WILL pass the Bar Exam. Period. As a Quinnipiac University School of Law grad (’01) who had the distinct privilege of studying with this amazing man, I cannot speak highly enough of him or his gift for making his students perform far beyond their own expectations. Thanks to Professor Litvin, I am a proud member of the Connecticut Bar.

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