BARBRI Bar Review Public Interest Scholarships

Apply now for a BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship on select BARBRI Bar Review course options

Now accepting BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship applications for 2022 & 2023 courses

Lawyers change the world, we’re here to help

Year after year, BARBRI supports thousands of students who seek to change the world. Last year alone, we awarded over $4.5M in BARBRI Public Interest Scholarships.

A limited number of public interest scholarships are available for select BARBRI Bar Review courses.

How can I qualify for a BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship?

Simply show that you are employed or committed to be employed in the public interest sector with an annual salary less than $75,000.

A firm or third-party must not be paying tuition to be eligible for a public interest scholarship discount.

How to apply

  • Carefully review the BARBRI Bar Review course options on this page
  • Select your course choice by applying now (please select only one)
  • Within 5 business days, you will receive an email at the address provided in your application containing the approval decision
    • If you already have a BARBRI Bar Review account, your BARBRI Bar Review course option will be modified, if applicable, and tuition will be adjusted
    • If you do not already have a BARBRI Bar Review account, one will be created for you and will reflect the course option and tuition you selected during this application process
  • Complete enrollment within 30 days to retain your Public Interest Scholarship

If you’re approved for a BARBRI Bar Review Public Interest Scholarship and your circumstances change, BARBRI reserves the right to rescind the scholarship discount from your BARBRI Bar Review course.

How to accept the scholarship

Please note that the scholarship tuition discount or credit cannot be assigned or combined with any other payment incentives, discounts or credits that would result in tuition less than the one shown for the applicable BARBRI Bar Review package. If you have received any other gift card promotions or discounts, your approved public interest discount will be adjusted for the previously applied gift card promotions or discounts.

If a scholarship discount on the BARBRI Bar Review course option you selected is awarded, you have 30 days to take action to secure your scholarship discount.

Sign In to My BARBRI and pay a $295 non-refundable registration fee (applied toward your course tuition).

If you do not take action within 30 days of your scholarship issuance, the scholarship discount on your selected BARBRI Bar Review course option may be revoked.

Apply now for a BARBRI Bar Review scholarship

Now accepting 2022 and 2023 BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship applications.

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Self Pass

Best for the self-motivated, confident student and licensed attorneys

Online Personal Study Plan with ISAAC
Lectures on-demand
Digital book set
Select expert graded essays
2500+ curated multiple-choice questions
3000+ additional question MCQ Bank
Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor
Simulated MBE customized report
100 NCBE released question Final Prep
Simulated MBE 1:1 tutoring session
1200+ NCBE released question bank (Multistate Edge)
MBE Mini Review workshop
iPad, WiFi 256GB 9th gen
Professional development courses
Study for any U.S. jurisdiction
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
Essays for review & self-grading
Bar Review Baseline
Immersion workshops
LawMaster Study Keys App
BARBRI Study Plan App
Early Start
2L/3L Mastery
Attorney Support
BARBRI Guarantee:

One same-state online retake for the next exam, with 87% course completion

$1,899

Public Interest Tuition
(Full Price: $1,999)

Save $800 for a limited time

Guided Pass

Best for those who desire the flagship course with structure and guidance
Online Personal Study Plan with ISAAC
Lectures on-demand, in-class or broadcast
Digital & hard copy book set
Unlimited expert graded essays
2500+ curated multiple-choice questions
3000+ additional question MCQ Bank
Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor
Simulated MBE customized report
100 NCBE released question Final Prep
Simulated MBE 1:1 tutoring session
1200+ NCBE released question bank (Multistate Edge)
MBE Mini Review workshop
iPad, WiFi 256GB 9th gen
Professional development courses
Study for any U.S. jurisdiction
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
Essays for review & self-grading
Bar Review Baseline
Immersion workshops
LawMaster Study Keys App
BARBRI Study Plan App
Early Start
2L/3L Mastery
Attorney Support
BARBRI Guarantee:

One same-state online retake for the next exam, regardless of completion

$2,399

Public Interest Tuition
(Full Price: $3,199)

Experiences ISAAC curates throughout your course

Your online, personalized study schedule

Your Personal Study Plan or PSP is your online, personalized study schedule that adapts to you throughout your BARBRI Bar Review course. In other words, it's your personalized bar prep "to-do" list. Your PSP is where you'll see what's due, what's coming and what you've already done.

Your PSP is run by an engine called ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach. ISAAC will assign lectures, practice questions, workshops, simulations, essays and more through your PSP. ISAAC uses AI, algorithms and more to first focus your study on what's most likely to be tested on your exam. As you progress, ISAAC recalibrates your PSP as it learns from you, and re-prioritizes assignments based on how much time is left between you and your exam… all while remaining focused on what's most important to passing your bar exam.

What’s really cool is that everything ISAAC assigns is statistically correlated to passing your bar exam.

Online PSP is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Know exactly how you’re doing at every step

The Progress Center in your PSP shows you exactly where you stand at every step throughout your BARBRI Bar Review course. You’ll always know how much you’ve completed and if you’re staying on track.

You’ll also see how you’re doing, by subject, compared to the rest of the students who are studying with BARBRI for your bar exam. Since the majority of law school graduates study with BARBRI every administration, this means that you’ll know how you’re doing compared to the majority of people who will be taking your same bar exam throughout your entire bar preparation.

This is invaluable insight that will help ensure you are doing well enough, in enough areas, to ultimately pass your exam. And insight you can only get with BARBRI.

PSP Progress Center is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Learn from the top names in U.S. legal education

Erwin Chemerinsky, Rich Freer, Paula Franzese, Doug Moll, Steve Calandrillo, just to name a few. Your BARBRI instructors are experts at breaking down the law and distilling what you need to know to pass your bar exam.

All lectures are available on-demand, online or via mobile, for all BARBRI Bar Review options. On-demand lectures are divided into segments to allow you to watch an entire subject straight through and / or revisit specific subjects and subtopics throughout your course. Additionally, you may enable or disable closed captioning at any time for on-demand lectures.

In addition to lectures on-demand, with select packages, you may also elect to attend broadcast lectures that offer live Q&A and / or watch lectures in a classroom setting, as available.

However you learn best, you’ll get the same outstanding lectures and content from the same renowned U.S. law professors.

Learn more about BARBRI professors ›

Lectures on-demand is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Lectures in-class or broadcast with Q&A is a feature included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Superior written materials

BARBRI is known for superior written materials. ISAAC will assign work in your PSP utilizing some of the written materials such as the Conviser Mini Review. Other written materials, such as the robust, comprehensive digital “big outlines”, are available to reference when you get stuck or have trouble grasping specific points of law.

All BARBRI Bar Review options offer digital access to all expert-written materials. Some options also provide a set of hard copy written materials prior to the start of your bar prep course.

Digital materials access is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

A hard copy book set is a feature included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Statistically increase your chances of passing

The BARBRI Simulated MBE is an opportunity you don't want to miss. The simulation, held several weeks prior to your actual exam, exposes you to the mental and physical rigors of the Multistate Bar Exam so you know what to expect on exam day.

Data scientists have found the BARBRI Simulated MBE to be one of the most powerful and significant experiences in preparing to pass the bar exam. In fact, just experiencing the simulation, regardless of your score, statistically increases your chances of passing your bar exam.

After you take the Simulated MBE, you'll get an invaluable score report that we call your Pass Predictor. Since the majority of law school graduates study with BARBRI every administration, only your Pass Predictor score report tells you where you sit on the bar exam curve, in every MBE subject AND subtopic, before the actual exam.

Getting this insight weeks before you take your actual bar exam will help you determine exactly where to focus the remainder of your study time. You can only get this level of insight with BARBRI.

*The Simulated MBE is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

A deeper view of personalized insights

Following your BARBRI Simulated MBE, select BARBRI Bar Review options also provide an additional customized report in addition to your Pass Predictor score report.

The Simulated MBE customized report is personalized based on your specific combination of strengths and weaknesses. It provides insight into your subjects and sub-topics level scores vs other students. It also provides deeper insights into your personal strengths and opportunity areas along with specific strategies on how to move forward to best utilize your time and optimize your unique results.

*The Simulated MBE is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

Simulated MBE customized report included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Your private coaching session

Following your BARBRI Simulated MBE, select BARBRI Bar Review options also provide a 1:1 private tutoring session to review your Simulated MBE Pass Predictor and customized report.

During your 30-minute private coaching session, you’ll work 1:1 with a BARBRI expert to deeply understand your results. Together you’ll further refine your personalized action plan to maximize your remaining study time.

*The Simulated MBE is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

Simulated MBE 1:1 tutoring session:
Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Incrementally build knowledge & accelerate learning

ISAAC curates and assigns questions from a 2,500+ multiple-choice learning and practice question bank that has been nurtured and grown over 50+ years of successful bar prep.

It’s not simply the quantity of multiple-choice questions that you work that matters. The specific questions you answer, and the order in which you answer them, greatly impacts learning and retention.

That’s why ISAAC incrementally builds your skills and substantive knowledge throughout your course.

Early in your course, ISAAC uses proprietary methodology and algorithms to curate multiple-choice question sets to build a strong foundation and framework. As you get deeper into your studies, ISAAC assigns more difficult questions as well as mixed-subject question sets, layering in more difficult questions testing finer points.

ISAAC always focuses more heavily on areas of the law that you’re statistically most likely to encounter on exam day. ISAAC also uses spaced repetition and interleaves practice between subjects, two strategies that are scientifically shown to maximize learning and retention.

Additionally, all BARBRI multiple-choice questions include explanatory answers written by BARBRI subject matter experts that help you understand why answer options were correct or incorrect. Reviewing these expert explanatory answers is another key strategy to learning and building knowledge from each multiple-choice question you encounter.

This entire process is scientifically shown to boost learning and retention and, ultimately, pass the bar exam.

2500+ curated multiple-choice questions is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Thousands of supplemental multiple-choice questions

While ISAAC curates thousands of multiple-choice practice questions via assignments in your PSP, sometimes you want to do a little more practice in areas in which you feel a less confident. That’s where the MCQ Practice Bank comes in.

The MCQ Practice Bank contains 3000+ multiple-choice questions, above and beyond the questions ISAAC assigns in your PSP.

Select the specific subjects and sub-topics you’d like to study, the number of questions you’d like to answer, the type of questions you’d like to answer (MBE or black-letter), and the format you’d like to encounter (answer explanations immediately after each question or all presented at the end).

3000+ additional question MCQ Bank is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

MBE Final Prep

In select BARBRI Bar Review options, ISAAC assigns an MBE Final Prep comprised of 100 MBE questions recently released by the NCBE. ISAAC has carefully selected the 100 questions that best align with the areas of the law that are most likely to be tested on your exam, so you continue to focus on the areas that matter most while being exposed to "real”, released MBE questions.

The NCBE released questions include explanatory answers. The explanatory answers, written by BARBRI subject matter experts, help you understand why answer options were correct or incorrect so you continue to learn and build knowledge from each multiple-choice question you encounter.

*MBE Final Prep is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

100 NCBE released question Final Prep is a feature included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Supplemental access to NCBE released questions

While we don’t recommend spending too much time with MBE questions released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) outside of ISAAC’s recommendations, some students feel a little more confident knowing that they’ve had the opportunity to work more “real” MBE questions .

That’s why, with select BARBRI Bar Review options, we provide access to Multistate Edge. Multistate Edge is a supplemental multiple-choice question bank containing hundreds of multiple-choice MBE questions released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) plus exclusive final review lectures.

All multiple-choice questions in Multistate Edge include explanatory answers, which are not always provided by the bar examiners. The explanatory answers, written by BARBRI subject matter experts, help you understand why answer options were correct or incorrect. Reviewing expert explanatory answers helps you learn and build knowledge from each multiple-choice question you encounter.

Curious why do we not recommend spending too much time with released MBE questions? Learn more here.

Multistate Edge is a feature included in:
Ultimate Pass Firm Pass

One-day workshop to reinforce bar exam principles

In select BARBRI Bar Review options, you’ll receive access to the supplemental MBE Mini Review. BARBRI Mini Review is a one-day, eight-hour online workshop.

The workshop provides just a little extra reassurance right before the bar exam. It covers significant aspects of the topics most frequently tested on the Multistate Bar Exam, refines critical MBE principles and reinforces, one last time, core bar exam principles.

*MBE Mini Review is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

MBE Mini Review workshop is a feature included in:
Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Immediate feedback to quickly build exam writing skills

The written portions of the bar exam are very important to your overall exam score in every state. Essay writing is very different from writing essays for law school, and there are new skills you must acquire and strengthen during bar prep.

Essay Architect is the first of three major activities included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading.

Our exclusive Essay Architect takes you through a series of online steps to learn to critically read bar exam questions, enhance the speed of your essay writing and construct strong, winning answers. Essay Architect provides immediate feedback to build your essay writing skills quickly.

Online Essay Architect is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Self-analysis to advance essay writing skills

The second of three major activities included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading is writing and self-analysis.

You'll write answers to assigned practice essays. You will then analyze your essay by comparing your answer to model answers or score sheets. Statistics show that this active self-review is one of the most impactful things you can do to build your bar exam essay writing skills and achieve better bar exam scores.

You will have access to past bar exam essays for review and self-grading.

Bar exam essays for review & self-grading is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Feedback from bar exam writing experts

The third and final major activity included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading is submitting essays for expert feedback and grading.

After working with Essay Architect online and self-analyzing written essays, you will submit essays for personalized, expert feedback. When it comes to expert graded essays, BARBRI trained bar exam writing experts will provide individual feedback that will help you understand where you will capture points, where you may lose points and how to frame a better essay answer.

During your course, you’ll get expert feedback from different graders so you’re always getting a more rounded view and comprehensive feedback. You'll incorporate the feedback into future essay submissions, moving you along an upward trajectory of continuous bar exam writing improvement. Again, all leading to more points on the bar exam.

All BARBRI Bar Review options include more than most students can complete in a course and most include unlimited graded essays.

Select expert graded essays is a feature included in:

Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Unlimited expert graded essays is a feature included in:

Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Online, self-directed pre-course

Get online access to Early Start months before your bar review course begins. Early Start allows you to build key bar exam skills and knowledge early through Immersion workshops such as MBE Immersion and Essay Immersion. Early Start is entirely self-directed and designed to fit into your schedule.

A little time can make a big difference. Investing just 24 total study hours with Early Start before you start your BARBRI Bar Review course statistically increases your chances of passing the bar.

Early Start is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Begin personalizing your bar studies before your course even begins

Bar Review Baseline provides a personalized knowledge measure before you start studying for the bar. You'll see how you compare to thousands of bar takers nationwide.

Using the score report, you'll be able to note subjects in which you already have strengths compared to the rest of your peers and you'll note the subjects that need the most work. This allows you to focus on your opportunity areas to make big gains as you move forward into bar prep.

More importantly, Baseline gives ISAAC a head start on customizing your BARBRI Bar Review course. Instead of waiting to learn more about you as you work through the BARBRI Bar Review course, ISAAC will use your Baseline insights to deliver the most customized bar review experience available from day one. Nothing compares.

*Bar Review Baseline is not available for Louisiana, as Louisiana does not administer the MBE.

Bar Review Baseline is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Accelerate your learning with skills workshops

Several skills workshops are offered throughout your BARBRI Bar Review course covering topics such as essay writing, performance tests and MBE skills. All provide a problem-solving methodology and framework that accelerates your learning and the pace at which you successfully answer bar exam questions.

Immersion workshops is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Work bar prep assignments on the go

Download and Sign In to the BARBRI Study Plan app to stream or download lectures, work practice questions and more.

The BARBRI Study Plan app is available for iOS and Android devices as part of BARBRI Bar Review. Search "BARBRI Study Plan" in the App Store or Google Play and Sign In with your active BARBRI account information.

The BARBRI Study Plan app is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Support at every step

At every step, you have access to attorneys who know your state's bar exam inside and out. They're ready to answer your questions about the law, the course or the exam. Your success is their top priority.

Find your law school contact here ›

Attorney support is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Reassurance if you need a second chance

BARBRI Bar Review has been developed, designed and optimized to make sure you pass the bar exam the first time. We also know though that sometimes life gets in the way, or the day doesn't go like you planned - and you need a second chance.

With Self Pass:

If you complete 87% of your Self Pass course and do not pass the first time, the BARBRI Guarantee allows you to repeat that same course once, for the same state, online the next time a course is offered without paying additional tuition.

With Guided Pass and Firm Pass:

If you do not pass the first time or do not sit for that state's bar exam, the BARBRI Guarantee allows you to repeat that same course once, for the same state, online the next time a course is offered without paying additional tuition regardless of the amount of the BARBRI Bar Review course you completed during your initial course.

With Ultimate Pass:

If you do not pass your state's bar exam, the BARBRI Guarantee allows you to repeat that same course, for the same state, as many times as you would like. Additionally, BARBRI will reimburse you for your repeat taker exam fees up to $500.

BARBRI Guarantee is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Support for tough law school subjects

Online, on-demand 2L/3L Mastery provides expert outlines, lectures and practice questions for law school courses including: Constitutional Law, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Family Law, Secured Transactions, Taxation, Wills & Trusts.

Learn more about BARBRI 2L/3L Mastery ›

2L/3L Mastery is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate PassFirm Pass

Supplemental professional development beyond the bar

Mini MBA created for lawyers

The BARBRI Mini MBA for lawyers offers an overview of finance and accounting, and relates these concepts to a broad array of practice areas. The six-part course progresses in order of difficulty, beginning with basic elements of accounting and concluding with more advanced concepts in finance.

Course sections include:

  • Financial statements
  • Financial analysis
  • Issues in financial reporting
  • Corporate finance
  • Valuation
  • Securities

eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program (eDEX)

The eDiscovery Executive Certificate Program (eDEx) provides foundational knowledge in e-discovery through an on-demand basic training program. The course covers e-discovery best practices, project management, budgeting analytics and related topics, and concludes with a self-administered final exam that validates your master of the material.

Access to these supplemental professional development courses will be provided to you separately from your bar prep enrollment and will be available for one year from the time you receive access.

Supplemental professional development courses included in:
Ultimate Pass

A Wi-Fi 256GB 9th gen iPad is included with select BARBRI Bar Review options. With your iPad, you can easily Sign In and access your BARBRI Bar Review Personal Study Plan anywhere with Wi-Fi.

iPad is included in:
Ultimate Pass

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