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 2021 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. Currently, we are accepting BARBRI Public Interest Scholarship applications through October 15, 2020.

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 a tuition less than the one shown for the applicable BARBRI Bar Review package. If you have received any other gift card promotion 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:

If you do not take these actions 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

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Self Pass

$1,899

Public Interest Tuition
(Regular Tuition: $1,999)

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

On-demand lectures

Self Pass features:
Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor score report
2500+ multiple-choice learning & practice questions
Select expert graded essays
Regular listing in BARBRI Job Network
Hard copy book set
Multistate Edge Access
Tablet included (iPad)
Mini MBA course access
E-Discovery course access
Study for any U.S. jurisdiction
Online Personal Study Plan (PSP)
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
100 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
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Guided Pass

$2,299

Public Interest Tuition
(Promo Tuition: $2,599)

Best for those who desire the flagship course with structure and guidance

Live and on-demand lectures

Guided Pass features:
Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor + customized report
2500+ multiple-choice questions, plus NCBE released
Unlimited expert graded essays
Featured listing in BARBRI Job Network
Hard copy book set
Multistate Edge Access
Tablet included (iPad)
Mini MBA course access
E-Discovery course access
Study for any U.S. jurisdiction
Online Personal Study Plan (PSP)
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
100 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

$2,299

Experiences ISAAC curates throughout your course

Your online, personalized study schedule

Your 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, what you’ve already done. You’ll also access your assignments, lectures, practice question sets and workshops, and submit practice essays and more through your PSP.

Your PSP is run by an engine called ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach. Everything ISAAC assigns is statistically correlated to passing your bar exam. ISAAC first focuses 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, and what’s most important to passing your bar exam.

Online PSP is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate 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. It's insight you can only get with BARBRI.

PSP Progress Center is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate 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. Whether you learn best by watching your lectures on-demand online or via mobile, via live-stream online or in a classroom, you’ll get the same great lectures from the same renowned U.S. law professors. 

Lectures are divided into short segments. Watch an entire lecture straight through or revisit specific topics and subtopics. Your BARBRI instructors are experts at breaking down the law and distilling what you need to know to pass your bar exam.

Learn more about BARBRI professors ›

On-demand lectures is a feature included in:
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Live lectures is a feature included in:
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Superior written materials

BARBRI is known for superior written materials. All BARBRI Bar Review courses offer digital access to expert-written materials, while some courses offer a full set of hard copy materials prior to the start of your bar prep course.

The digital and hard copy materials are assigned and work hand-in-hand with your online PSP.

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

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

Statistically increases your chances of passing

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. 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. Just having this experience statistically increases your chances of passing your bar exam.

Additionally, 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 subject AND subtopic, before the actual exam. This helps focus your remaining final weeks of study exactly where it will most benefit your score. You can only get this level of insight with BARBRI.

Following your BARBRI Simulated MBE, select course options also provide a customized report as well as one private coaching session. The customized report is a personalized, prescriptive report based on your specific combination of strengths and weaknesses. The follow-up coaching session provides you the opportunity to work 1:1 for an hour with a BARBRI expert on your personal plan of action.

*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 Pass

Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor + customized report included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate Pass

Simulated MBE + Pass Predictor + customized report + coaching session included in:
Ultimate Pass

Incrementally build knowledge & accelerate learning

ISAAC curates more than 2,500 multiple-choice learning and practice questions that incrementally build knowledge and skills throughout your BARBRI course. In select courses, ISAAC will also present additional released National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) questions.

ISAAC first builds a strong framework with easier multiple-choice questions that test core rules and concepts. As you progress, more difficult and mixed-subject practice questions are layered in. ISAAC focuses more heavily on areas of law you’ll most likely see on the exam. It also deliberately interleaves practice between subjects and leverages spaced repetition. This entire process is scientifically shown to boost learning and retention.

In select courses, you’ll also experience an MBE Final Prep comprised of 100 MBE questions recently released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The 100 questions have been carefully selected by BARBRI experts to 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” MBE questions.

All BARBRI multiple-choice learning and practice questions, plus the NCBE released questions, include explanatory answers written by BARBRI subject matter experts. Explanatory answers 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.

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

2500+ multiple-choice questions, plus NCBE released, is a feature included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate 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 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. This active self-review is one of the most impactful things you can do to build your bar exam essay writing skills.

You will have access to 100 past bar exam essays for review and self-grading.

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

Feedback from bar exam writing experts

The third and final major activity included in the overall essay writing methodology of 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. 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.

You’ll incorporate the feedback into future essay submissions, moving you along an upward trajectory of continuous bar exam writing improvement.

Select expert graded essays is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate Pass

Unlimited expert graded essays is a feature included in:
Guided Pass Ultimate Pass

Accelerate your learning with skills workshops

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 pace at which you successfully answer bar exam questions.

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

Learn and master rules and elements

The BARBRI LawMaster Study Keys app helps you move beyond mere memorization into actual learning and mastery. The LawMaster Study Keys app brings together rules, the elements that comprise the rule AND a story to apply to those rules and elements. Connecting rules to elements and a story is the key to really learning and mastering the law.

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

The BARBRI LawMaster Study Keys app is a feature included in:
Self Pass Guided Pass Ultimate Pass

Online, self-directed pre-course

Get online access to Early Start months before your bar review course begins. BARBRI Early Start is on-demand, self-directed and focuses on the 25 most frequently tested bar exam subtopics. Expert lectures, outlines and multiple-choice learning and practice questions will bolster your overall substantive knowledge. Also work with Essay Architect during Early Start to learn to construct a strong bar exam essay, which you can also submit for personalized feedback.

Spending 24 total study hours in Early Start before the start of your BARBRI Bar Review course statistically increases your chance of passing the bar exam the first time.

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

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.

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

Connecting with potential employers

The BARBRI Job Network by BARBRI connects legal talent with a rich network of legal employers, such as BigLaw firms, government agencies, courts and nonprofits, offering meaningful clerkship, fellowship and employment opportunities.

  • With Self Pass: Create a regular talent listing on the Job Network
  • With Guided Pass: Create a featured talent listing on the Job Network
  • With Ultimate Pass: Create a premium talent listing on the Job Network

Learn about the BARBRI Job Network ›

BARBRI Job Network included in:
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