Fleming's Fundamentals of Law
Fleming's is a full-service law school and bar review instructional provider, offering comprehensive substantive law and examination courses to law students and bar candidates in every stage of their legal education.
Over the last four decades, FFOL has been a leader in developing major educational innovations that assist law students to learn the law and, as importantly, know how to apply it to essay, multiple-choice, and performance exams.
All FFOL courses combine substantive law with legal analysis. This combination provides the framework for a true understanding of legal concepts presented in class, and how those legal concepts apply to facts raised in cases and on all types of testing modalities in law school and on the Bar Examination. By learning the law and then understanding the relationship between the law and facts, law students will maximize their success in the law school process.
Attorney Jeff Fleming - Founder
Attorney Jeff Fleming, a licensed CA attorney, founded Fleming's in 1982. He is a former adjunct law professor and the principal lecturer for most Fleming’s courses. Attorney Fleming teaches fifteen bar-related subjects, which gives him the unique ability to demonstrate the interrelationship between the subject matter in all testing formats. During the last four decades, he has devoted his legal career to developing publications and seminars that aid law students and bar candidates with their proficiency in substantive law and examination skills. He is a legal education consultant to various CA law schools. His publications are available in legal bookstores across the country.
Attorney Susan Sneidmiller – Co-founder
Attorney Susan Sneidmiller, a Fleming’s co-founder, is a practicing attorney and former Special Deputy Trial Counsel with the CA State Bar. She is a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. with membership limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. In 1983, she combined her legal experience with her academic expertise to develop a step-by-step Performance method that teaches the principles necessary to pass the Performance examination. She is frequently invited to teach her method at various CA law schools and remains the principal lecturer for her Performance Workshops. She has authored a variety of Performance Examination manuals available in legal bookstores throughout the country.
Professor Jill Spears - Director of Operations
Professor Spears is a veteran educator with a variety of experiences and expertise. In addition to teaching bar courses, she has served as a classroom professor, course writer, and administrator at several law schools and universities.
She graduated from University of Southern California School of Law where she served as the Executive Editor of the Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice.
Professor Spears began her legal career at Irell & Manella LLP, where she practiced general litigation and corporate reorganization. She went on to practice all aspects of employment law and class action defense. Professor Spears counsels numerous companies and organizations in the areas of organizational human resources and general employment law.
Jill has been lecturing for Fleming’s Fundamentals of Law and teaching graduate legal courses and other undergraduate courses since 2004. In addition to teaching bar-related courses, Professor Spears teaches law school students at Dayton University, Chapman School of Law, Whittier Law School, and The Colleges of Law.