As a law student, you're asked to absorb and process a lot of information in a short time. Of course, you have questions. Rely on your BARBRI Director of Legal Education for help.

What does the bar exam cover?

Each state bar exam is unique, but most use a two-to three-day format incorporating the nationally administered Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) - a six-hour, 200-question multiple choice exam as a component. "State specific" law is often covered on a second day of testing, usually in essay format. Select a specific state within for more information.

When is the bar exam offered?

It is scheduled twice a year, in February and July. The standardized MBE is always administered on the last Wednesday of February and July.

What happens if I do not pass the bar exam?

With the BARBRI Guarantee, if you take a BARBRI Bar Review course for the first time for a particular state and you do not pass that state's bar exam or do not sit for that state's bar exam, you may repeat the same course online once for the same state, the next time a course is offered, without paying additional tuition.

Your repeat course is only available for the next exam offered and does not include any upgrades, including supplemental workshops or a second set of books; however, all guarantee students are entitled to new lecture handouts with their repeat course.

If a new edition of books has been released, you must pay a $250 refundable book deposit plus shipping and handling fees to enroll in the repeat course and you will be shipped a new set of books. If the edition of books is the same as those used in your original course but you wish to receive another set of books, you must pay another $250 refundable book deposit plus shipping fees before books can be shipped to you.

Can I take two state bar exams concurrently?

It depends on the "state specific" day. The majority of states administer their state section on the last Tuesday of February and July. However, some states offer their "state specific" day on the last Thursday of February and July, allowing a candidate to sit for two exams concurrently.

Why do I need a bar review course?

It's nearly impossible to accumulate the necessary materials, prepare a comprehensive study plan and discipline yourself well enough to accomplish this task without a bar review course. Additionally, most law students could not take all topics tested on their state's bar exam in law school. Even if a student did study a bar topic in law school, it is generally taught from a different perspective than how it is tested. Enrolling in BARBRI provides the support and proven expertise of leading bar exam resources and professionals, giving you confidence and peace of mind.

Who teaches the BARBRI bar review classes?

We have a national and regional faculty of noted bar exam specialists. They are experts in critical exam topics and they know how their subjects are tested. Many of these specialists have been teaching for BARBRI for more than 25 years.

What happens if my plans change before graduation?

Students enrolled in BARBRI may change their year of the bar exam, course location or transfer to another jurisdiction, at any time before the fifth day of the scheduled bar review session, and if you have not been shipped bar review course materials, attended a bar review class, or accessed online bar review content.

BARBRI is the nation's largest bar review provider and offers courses in preparation for all jurisdictions' bar exams. Your registration fee "locks-in" the discounted tuition at the time of registration, no matter where you eventually take the bar.

Does BARBRI prepare me for both the Multistate (MBE) and the state essay section of the exam?

Yes, BARBRI was the first national, full-service bar review course and has the most experience preparing law students for bar exams. BARBRI expertise includes substantive and practical preparation for the MBE, the "state specific" section and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) or Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) for states that have adopted those components. (Some states vary.) We provide the perfect balance of insightful lectures, supplemented by written materials and reinforced with constant practice testing.

What if I have not taken all subjects tested on the bar exam?

BARBRI assumes that students have not taken every subject tested on the bar exam and probably have not been exposed to the local law tested by their state's bar. The BARBRI bar review course is designed to teach exactly what you need to know, even if you didn't take the subjects.

Does BARBRI offer simulated bar exams?

Yes. In fact, only the BARBRI simulated MBE reveals exactly where you stand compared to the largest sample size of bar exam takers nationally, giving you time to re-focus study efforts on any areas needing improvement. This reassurance of performance prior to sitting for the bar is invaluable.

What is the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) and do I need to take it?

The MPRE is a national ethics exam conducted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and is offered three times each year (around March, August and November). The MPRE, which is required by virtually all jurisdictions, should be taken before you graduate from law school. Consult your state's BARBRI webpage for more information about the free BARBRI MPRE review course.