BARBRI reviews & testimonials

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“BARBRI was an essential part of my success on those exam days. From day one, BARBRI was a great primer to subjects I’d forgotten. The progress tracking tools kept me engaged throughout the study process. I was blown away by the MBE Review lectures; those professors knew exactly what to expect on the bar. I definitely put in the work, but the course was worth every penny!”

Sean Tate
University of Texas School of Law

“I passed the bar and I wanted to sincerely thank you. I passed it by the skin of my teeth, and I know that I would not have passed had it not been for BARBRI. This was my fifth time taking it but my first time studying BARBRI. I was going to give up if I didn’t pass this time. You guys really blew me away and were insanely better than the other bar review course I had used previously. I was literally on the brink of forgetting about the dreams I’d had that made me go to law school. Thank you so much!”

William Tipton, JD. (soon to be Esq.)

“I sat for the Delaware Bar for the first time and am happy to say I passed. Thank you BARBRI! I was able to study from home, at my own pace, and I made it. BARBRI online lectures were very informative and motivational. The professors highlighted exactly what to focus on for the exam and I did just that. They not only taught the law, they were encouraging and made me feel like I was not alone. I walked into the exam feeling confident that I knew enough to make it. My thanks to: Professor Paula Franzese with her songs, she made me love Property Law again. Professor Epstein with his Armadillo from Texas, helped me remember how to apply all the rules of contract law. Finally, my favorite professor who helped me stick with it, Professor Chuck Shonholtz! The man is brilliant and just amazing. The BARBRI App for my iPhone was also very helpful. I could go for a run and take the lectures with me. I could leave my study zone without my books and still have valuable information. Lastly, the state specific essay questions and detailed answers saved me. I reviewed ALL past exam essay questions and answers. Thank you BARBRI for helping fulfill my dream of being an attorney in Delaware.”

Patience I. Moyo

“BARBRI is the best bar prep course with the best professors.”

Nina Giorgobiani
George Washington Univ Law School

“BARBRI is spot-on in its MBE practice questions and practice essays. It’s shockingly accurate. This speaks to BARBRI’s experience and longevity. On the MBE—and I can speak to three administrations  in three different states—BARBRI has clearly figured out what the bar exam questions look like and the patterns you’ll encounter.”

C. Thea Pitzen
Emory Law

“I felt totally prepared for the MBE portion of the exam. Some people say that the bar questions look different than the practice questions, and I couldn’t disagree more. The BARBRI questions looked exactly like the real thing, so when I saw them I was not intimidated at all, and I felt very prepared.”

Jody Cloutier
Seattle University School of Law

“The benefits I received from the Personal Study Plan were ‘confidence’ and ‘an abundance of preparation,’ among other benefits. The practice questions BARBRI offers are very, very useful, particularly the answers to the practice questions, which provide robust analyses. Online, I’m able to rewind, pause, speed up, and overall manage the time in which I get through the lectures, which allows me to review things I might have missed or need to hear again, or speed through or skip parts the lecture in which I have a firm handle on the material.”

Matthew Barnes
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

I tried Kaplan and failed the bar twice. On my third attempt I switched to BARBRI and passed with flying colors. I can’t recommend BARBRI enough to prospective attorneys, and I’ll continue to use it for future exams.

William Boyd
Tulane University Law School

“I passed the July 2021 Florida Bar Exam.  Thank you so much for providing a wonderful bar prep program!  I used Kaplan and Celebration Bar Review to prepare for the October 2020 exam, and while I’m sure they are helpful for many students, their teaching methods never “clicked” for me.  It’s incredibly exciting knowing that I will be sworn in and get to begin working as an attorney on October 8th!  I cannot thank you enough!”

Kara Jan Bremer
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

“I took the BARBRI Bar Review course this summer and passed the bar. Your lecturers are what made this happen. I have an extremely hard time studying and have little discipline when it comes to book study—however, I love listening to lectures. My main mode of study was listening and re-listening to the lectures, all day, anywhere. I loved the mobile app. Having the lectures readily available on my iPad allowed me to rewind and review, as much as I wanted. Your lecturers are absolutely amazing. AMAZING. Paula Franzese, Kip Cornwell, Rich Freer, all the others — just, no words, only immense admiration for and gratitude to them. I learned a vast deal more from them in hours than I learned in law school in years. Just incredible professors—brilliant experts not only in their fields but in the way the student, or rather the human, brain works. Their humor and tools to retain that huge amount of information worked WONDERS, and I love them all so much. I was unsure about spending that sort of money on BARBRI, but you were worth it all—you are the reason I passed the bar exam!!!”

Olesya Vernyi
Syracuse University College of Law

“BARBRI instructional videos were engaging and highlighted the subjects that appeared on the bar in an informative yet interesting manner. The review videos were particularly helpful for classes that I did not take in law school that still appeared on the bar. BARBRI essay feedback provided me with valuable essay writing experience that gave me the skills I needed. BARBRI’s review course came with thousands of helpful MBE multiple-choice review problems. Each problem contained a detailed answer and analysis. A heart-felt and sincere thank you to BARBRI for allowing me to fulfill my dream of passing the bar exam!”

Joe Bock
Rutgers School of Law - Newark

“Thank you, BARBRI! I’m so excited that I passed the PA Bar Exam! (AND with a high enough MBE score to pass NJ). It was really great to have the material broken down into an organized, entirely manageable schedule. The lecturers were extremely effective, not to mention entertaining! The study questions helped me build a solid foundation, while the graded essay program enabled me to master essential details and fine-tune my bar exam essay writing skills. I particularly enjoyed being able to go to bed each night and wake up each morning with 30 MBE questions on my iPad or iPhone. Wherever I went, out to lunch or while waiting at the dentist’s office, BARBRI was with me to work on the MBE. I felt challenged, but never overwhelmed, and the personal contact with BARBRI’s management team was invaluable. Overall, having a team of experts to break down, and more importantly, prioritize and organize, the massive volume of required information was what allowed me to #ownthebar!!”

Jacqueline Dirubbo
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden

“I just want to tell you how wonderful BARBRI Early Start is. It has allowed me to not only brush up on topics I have not looked at since my 1L year, but it has also gotten me familiar with the BARBRI method. The exposure to MBE questions is also greatly appreciated.”

John Mazzeo
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

“The fill-in-the-blank outlines, the elements of the law, the organized structure of BARBRI all stick out. It’s easy to digest and seeing BARBRI’s program allowed me to identify some of the flaws of my previous preparation. BARBRI is the master of bar exam prep.”

Brian Higgins, Esq.
University of Cincinnati College of Law

“For those of you considering which bar prep course to take, you can stop thinking about it. BARBRI gave me more practice essay questions and MBE questions than I could ever do in one summer. Their outlines were comprehensive and also practical—I actually already used some of what I learned in their PA Civ Pro lecture since I started practicing law. Further, I received timely personal responses to every question I asked. I would take the course again if I ever decide to practice elsewhere.”

Jessica Lauren Meller
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden

“I went into the exam feeling confident about the law. I knew that BARBRI had prepared me for what was to come. My favorite tool while studying was the Conviser Mini Review. There was no doubt that if I did not understand a subject, the Mini-Review would make things clear. I would recommend BARBRI to all law students. Not only to help prepare for the bar, but as a supplement to assist with acing final exams.”

Arielle Williams
DePaul University College of Law

“Once I accepted that I could trust the BARBRI Bar Review course, I stopped asking why. I stopped asking about things that a classmate or I found in the practice answers that I thought were wrong or irrelevant. I stopped asking questions about whether I should do more than the assigned MBE questions each night. No need unless I wanted to for the heck of it. I stopped asking whether I should take another course on top of BARBRI. The answer is, if you do what they assign, it is NOT necessary.  Do you hear me? I trusted the program and so should you. It works. I am living proof as I passed three bars by trusting BARBRI and I am just a normal person.”

Gregory Rutchik, LL.M.
Temple University School of Law

“I didn’t need to make use of any other resources beyond the BARBRI PSP. The PSP fully covered each bar topic with enough breadth for me to feel comfortable not seeking out other materials. And with enough depth that I felt like I fully understood each topic. I loved being able to follow a study plan that I knew was ‘tried and true.’ All that was required of me was to soak up the material that was put in front of me.”

Alexandra Zaunbrecher
Louisiana State University

“I stuck to BARBRI’s program, I focused on areas where I was struggling, and I walked into the Ohio Bar Exam confidently.”

Sara Valentine
Capital University Law School

“I didn’t have to think about what I would study that day, just wake up and do what I was told. It was nice to not have to worry about scheduling.”

Lindsey West
University of Montana School of Law

“The PSP kept me focused and on track. It also kept me from being overwhelmed with the amount of material that I had to go through prior to the exam. Absolutely worth the price.”

Katie M.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

“The benefit of having an organized study plan each day was worth its weight in gold. The BARBRI MBE skills videos were great. Gave me an idea on how to strategically think when attacking MBE. BARBRI has been doing this since 1972, you only need to panic if you see BARBRI panic.”

Wilkes Fraser
Savannah Law School

“Do your best to start early so you don’t fall behind. Staying on task is the most important thing! The practice MBE questions and essays and lectures were all very helpful and that’s what I focused on. Trust the process.”

Monique Caples
University of Mississippi School of Law

“If you do everything the BARBRI tells you to do you will be extremely well prepared and you will be at the point where you will start memorizing the material.”

Jay Allen
Birmingham School of Law

“Everything you need is in the BARBRI course and you have more than enough to get you prepared, you just need to dedicate the time and remember to stay calm! It breaks a seemingly insurmountable task down into manageable pieces so it’s doable. Additionally, being able to know my weak areas made my study time a lot more efficient.”

Holly Hearns
Florida A&M University College of Law

“I benefitted from not having to budget the time according to my own understanding of the exam; all that work was done for me. Also, I learned about the importance of the MPT and other skills I would not have been familiar with had I tried to study for the bar on my own accord.”

Kelly O'Neil
Chicago Kent College of Law IIT

“BARBRI was a great tool for organization and control. It was so calming to know that the hard work of organization was done for me. I loved using the lecture handouts and found the online lectures to be incredibly helpful.”

Collin Sheldon
South Texas College of Law

“BARBRI is very useful in reviewing and learning the information that is going to be tested. The best part for me was being able to see how much material I was able to cover in a day or a week. This allowed me to set goals and gauge my progress. It kept me going in the directions that needed the most work.”

William Penrod
University of Tulsa College of Law

“I received great benefit from the BARBRI PSP. I was able to focus on the subjects that I was weak in while still strengthening my knowledge in my more competent subjects.”

Andrew Arch
DePaul University College of Law

“Because I trusted in BARBRI and followed my Personal Study Plan, I owned the bar. After seeing incredibly smart, successful law students fail the bar, I knew I needed BARBRI to pass on my first try. BARBRI’s unique Personal Study Plan is amazing. Each day, the plan tells you exactly what to do. If I was caught up on assignments I did extra practice essays, practice MPTs or practice MBE questions. Some days were a little shorter and some were longer, but I never had a single late night studying for the bar exam with BARBRI. BARBRI gave me the structure, knowledge, and tips to own the bar, and I did!”

Sarah C. Jewel, MA, JD
University of Arkasas School of Law

“The BARBRI Personal Study Plan allowed me to stay on track with my studies. It also gave me a lot of confidence that I was working hard and doing as much as I could possibly do each day. It’s the best program out there, and you would be silly to not use it.”

Kylie Huffman
Arizona State University O'Connor College of Law

“It was tremendously helpful to have a study schedule mapped out for me from day one of bar prep. I can’t imagine having time to create my own study schedule, not to mention adjusting it as needed during the two months leading up to the bar exam. Additionally, the order in which we studied the topics was logical and was helpful to my understanding. Finally, being pushed to complete multiple choice sets and essays from the get-go forced me out of my comfort zone and more importantly, forced me to learn and aided my understanding of the material and of the manner in which the material is tested on the bar. It’s difficult to do at first, but you have to trust the BARBRI program and follow it, and you have to believe that what you’re doing will prepare you.”

McKenna Burke
University of Denver College of Law

“I was extremely satisfied with my experience in the BARBRI Bar Review course and ended up with a 167 MBE score. I really put a lot of faith in the BARBRI program and it paid off. Thanks again!”

Michael Robinson
Boston University School of Law

“Do everything BARBRI says! They tell you to do these things for a reason. The structure and pace of the Personal Study Plan helped me have a comprehensive plan and approach to reviewing the material.”

Eric J. Khorshad
New York Law School

“BARBRI kept me on track in terms of knowing how much I should be doing at what point during my studying. It was also helpful to have it track my progress, show me my progress versus others, and give me a way to keep track of what I have done and what I have left to do. Follow the study plan and you’ll not only pass, but feel prepared the day of the exam because you know you did everything you could and more than most other people!”

Mary Kate Hogan
NYU School of Law

“I took a more holistic approach to memorization. I focused on learning the “why” and “how” of legal analysis, and found that memorization naturally flowed from understanding. Trust the PSP. Do 100%. It’s grueling, but I can’t imagine feeling better prepared. And, it worked. I passed on the first try. Found out today.”

Melissa Wilson
Wake Forest University School of Law

“The PSP gave me a schedule to stick to, which was very important to keep me on task. It also helped me learn my weak areas so that I could concentrate on those more. Being from Michigan, it is hard to know what the weather will do. Being able to have the lectures available at my home got rid of my anxiety of missing class because of weather.”

Natalie DeBoer
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

“This is truly the best program. I took Kaplan for the CO review and it was simply not up to par. I had to take the CO bar again and the second time took BARBRI. It made all the difference.”

Marilyn E Coto Juarez
Seton Hall University School of Law

“I came to BARBRI after I had taken a bar review course from a competitor. While the competitor did have outlines, essays, and practice MBE questions as advertised, they did not match the quality and detail of the BARBRI materials. BARBRI’s advantage comes from the years of experience that goes into crafting a comprehensive curriculum. I had materials that helped me focus my attention to critical areas. Most importantly, I never felt lost at any point of the process. Answers to essays and multiple-choice questions were well explained. If I was really stumped, I could always count on the feedback from BARBRI graders. Having this peace of mind during the lead up to the bar exam allowed me to focus during the exam.”

Juan Ramos
University of Texas School of Law

“New PA Attorney here, and I can honestly say that BARBRI is responsible for much of my success with passing the exam on the first try. The study materials contained endless amounts of practice so I never felt like I couldn’t strengthen those areas where I was weak. Also, the BARBRI staff is always available, day and night, to answer even those questions I felt were a bit silly. THANKS BARBRI!”

Chelsea Jasnoff
Seton Hall University School of Law

“BARBRI gives you all of the tools you need for success on the bar exam. The thorough materials provide you with ample study guides and realistic practice materials. The daily study plan assures you that you are staying on track with your studying. This combination of well-developed tools allows you to feel as confident as you possibly can when you walk into the bar exam.”

Kristin Noonan
Villanova University School of Law

“After graduation from law school in June, I felt very overwhelmed with the amount of material that I knew would be covered this summer in preparation for the bar exam. However, after getting started with BARBRI Bar Review, I felt so much better! BARBRI told me exactly what I needed to do each day to make sure that I would be successful. I specifically appreciated BARBRI’s compilation of past PA essay questions and answers, as well as their amazing essay feedback program. Many of the actual questions on the bar exam were nearly identical to previous years.”

Shayna Petrella
Duquesne School of Law

“I so appreciate how lovely and supportive everyone at BARBRI was during the psychologically grueling bar exam preparation process. I was particularly happy to have had the benefit of being able to email questions to BARBRI professors and to BARBRI attorneys and staff.”

Katie O'Malley
University of Maryland Law School

“I moved to Pennsylvania from Arkansas in May, and I was very frightened about whether I would be adequately prepared for the PA Bar Exam. I did absolutely everything BARBRI asked of me during my bar review course.. I felt prepared for the bar exam, and I went in knowing I was prepared as much as anyone could be. The results speak for themselves. I passed with many more points than needed, and my score on the essays, the PA specific portion, was well above the average essay score on the PA bar exam. I just wanted to let the BARBRI team know I REALLY appreciated all of the help, feedback, and guidance I received during my summer of bar prep. Thank you all so much!”

Arianna Goodman
University of Arkasas Bowen School of Law

“I couldn’t imagine preparing for the bar without BARBRI. The BARBRI attorneys take care of the hard part. They provide the pace and structure you need to succeed, all you have to do is follow directions! I just wanted to say thank you to the entire BARBRI staff for all your help and support. I’ll definitely recommend you to future bar exam takers.”

Stephen N. Cabrey
Widener University School of Law at Wilmington

“I just passed the California Bar Exam on my second try, thanks in large measure to BARBRI’s support. If you are considering other bar prep programs, stop now. Go with BARBRI. You won’t regret it. I leaned heavily on BARBRI’s resources, and it paid off. The video lectures and Conviser Mini Review helped me to internalize the vast amount of information tested on the exam, while the multiple choice and essay practice questions forced me to organize my thoughts and empowered me to excel on game day. I am immensely grateful for BARBRI.”

Caleb Lund
Southwestern Law School

“Passed the New York Bar. BARBRI was worth every penny.”

Daniel Kelly
Rutgers University School of Law

“Take downtime to clear your mind. It’s ok to watch TV a couple of hours in the evening before bed. It helps to not get burnt out. As I went into the bar exam, I felt like I did everything possible to succeed. In the final review week, everything that I wasn’t confident about before began to click and I realized why BARBRI works!”

Alissa Carter
Chicago Kent College of Law IIT

“I was one of the students who thought long and hard about which bar prep course to take. While my friends had already squared away their courses a whole year before the bar, I was still on the fence just three months before the exam! BARBRI Bar Review was a perfect blend of self-study and more structured lectures. Sometimes I would need to sit in a classroom with other students to fully absorb the material. Other times, I was fine studying alone, and BARBRI offered that option. But I have to say what I found most useful were the 30-minute lectures on essay writing. Getting the right attack plan for each essay topic was absolutely crucial to writing effective, well-reasoned essays. BARBRI Bar Review is definitely the only bar prep course I’ll be recommending.”

P Lawrence Teal
USF School of Law

“It will be a lot of work, but if you want to be extra prepared take BARBRI!”

Julianne Necuze
Univ of Miami School of Law

“BARBRI is the key to the MBE, and in my opinion there is no substitute for the MBE other than BARBRI.”

MD Alam
Thomas M Cooley Law School

“Start way earlier and definitely use all the BARBRI resources because BARBRI is the best bar prep. In retrospect, I would have been better prepared throughout law school if the BARBRI model was used for each class. I learned more from many of the BARBRI sections than I did in class.”

Marliza Rivera
Univ of Arizona Rogers College of Law

“BARBRI Bar Review is challenging, but worth it! It reaches all learnings styles (auditory, tactile, and visual).”

Bre'Yahna Williams
Southwestern University School of Law

“BARBRI is the best bar preparation. There’s a reason it’s expensive—it works! Think of it like an investment.”

Kate Taylor Borden
Georgetown Univ Law Center

“Everything you need for the bar.”

Hiba Birat
American Univ Washington College of Law

“You get what you pay for.”

Harrison Alex
Georgia State Univ College of Law

“BARBRI Bar Review provides a great format and allows you to really understand what will be tested on the bar. The course allowed me to gain a broad understanding of all testable issues.”

Caroline Gutierrez
Southwestern University School of Law

“Worth every penny. The bar tests a ton of material, and BARBRI helps compile all that information for you.”

Andrew J. Garceau
Baylor University School of Law

“The BARBRI Bar Review Personal Study Plan helped me to be consistent with my studies while giving me different tools to support and strengthen my knowledge in the subjects. Essays have always been a problem area for me. Having the scoring and feedback helped boost my confidence in formulating and structuring my essays. The Personal Study Plan is to your benefit, and worth its weight in gold.”

April Odom
Nashville School of Law

“After taking the BARBRI course for Pennsylvania and New Jersey, I was confident that BARBRI would also help me pass the Delaware Bar Exam and I was correct! I was also thrilled to find out that I received a 162.5 (scaled) on the MBE this July. Since I was also working full-time while studying for the bar this time, I really credit BARBRI for keeping me organized and on track with studying.”

Melissa Green
Drexel School of Law

“I graduated law school in 2008 and took BARBRI Bar Review shortly thereafter. I sat for the Florida Bar exam in 2008 and ended up passing, however I never completed the admissions process and have been working in the financial industry as a VP with one of the largest banks in the world. I recently decided to revisit my dream of practicing and wondered if it was even possible to pass again 13 years later and while working full time. Since BARBRI worked for me the first time, I signed up for round two! This time was a different experience with all online and a Personal Study Plan. I found it extremely flexible to be able to study on my own schedule. I followed the program 100%, even when it felt very uncomfortable and I was unsure if I should slow down, speed up, etc. The advisors just kept saying “trust the process and follow your plan”, and so I did. Well, I just received my bar results and passed again, and with an even higher score than the first time! The only prepping I did was with BARBRI and it paid off. I just wanted to write a letter of gratitude and thank you for helping me to realize my dream after all these years. I will be attending the induction ceremony on May 5th and couldn’t be happier.”

Angela N.

“I passed the MA bar on my first try with BARBRI’s help. I completed the program 100% online and studied alone. I loved the online interface – everything was interactive in a fun way and the lecturers were great (I understood Civ Pro for the first time ever- thank you Professor Freer). I was nervous after graduation that I didn’t even know where to begin to prepare for the bar, but you guys have this difficult process down to a science. The program carried me through with a clear plan, a lot of support and also a healthy dose of reality. I’m exceedingly grateful. You’re the #1 bar prep company for a reason and I’m glad I chose you!”

Marlene McManus
New England School of Law

“I was able to use BARBRI for my bar prep and I passed on my FIRST attempt. Having fulfilled a dream of becoming an attorney (a dream that I’ve had since I was 7-years-old) was life-changing. The videos and all of the practice materials were amazingly helpful. I also made sure to do all of the Early Start program prior to starting the program. I also used BARBRI for my MPRE and scored 35 points higher than I needed to! Trying to study for the bar with a 1-year-old was very tough but thanks to BARBRI, I am now officially a Georgia attorney. I look forward to using BARBRI again for the Florida bar.”

Lashawn McQueen

Find the BARBRI bar prep course that's built for you

Traditional Bar Review

Full-time course | 8-10 week

Study for any U.S. state exam, including the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Best for:

Candidates with a J.D. from a U.S. law school looking for the quickest, most efficient & effective course to pass any U.S. state bar exam

Extended Bar Prep

Part-time course | 6- or 10-month 

Study for a UBE state, including New York or California
Best for:

Best for candidates without a J.D. from a U.S. law school looking for the most comprehensive bar prep or students who want more study time & flexibility

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