Chris Fromm serves as Themis Bar Review’s National Director of Curriculum and Assessment. Chris has been exclusively involved in bar preparation since 2005 and has passed the bar exam in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon and Hawaii. Prior to starting at Themis in mid 2020, Chris oversaw all educational aspects of Institutional Programs for Kaplan Bar Review, from hiring and training new lecturers to developing curriculum for more than a dozen schools and over 1000 students. Additionally, Chris pioneered and introduced the first early bar diagnostic pro-gram in 2010.
Shortly after the ABA allowed law schools to provide credit for early bar preparation classes, Chris designed and implemented the first classes of this kind at Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. Since then, Chris has offered classes at dozens of schools nationwide teaching a wide range of topics and student groups including 2 Ls, 3 Ls, and LLMs. Additionally, Chris has enjoyed national prominence as the “MBE Expert,” appearing on panel discussions, being featured in blog posts and regularly contributing to bar focused podcasts.
Over the last decade, Chris has presented nationwide to faculty and administration on how to better prepare students for the bar exam, how to structure bar preparation courses, and how to better design existing academic support resources to maximize bar pass rates. More recently, Chris is heavily involved in Themis Bar Review’s NextGen Bar Exam Taskforce. Chris is a former assistant district attorney serving Philadelphia’s citizens from 1999-2005. Chris and his wife and son live in Scottsdale, Arizona.