Extended U.S. Bar Prep or Bar Review: As an International Attorney, Which BARBRI Course Should I Take?

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As a foreign-trained attorney or international law graduate considering sitting for a U.S. bar exam, you’re embarking on an exciting journey that could significantly enhance your legal career. Whether you’ve completed an LL.M. program in the U.S. or not, it will serve you well to strategize your exam preparation. Successfully passing a U.S. bar exam will signify your mastery of U.S. law. And as a U.S. licensed attorney, you will set yourself apart in a competitive job market and open opportunities in international firms.

Charting an international course for your career is incredibly smart, and you’re almost there. But how do you choose the right bar prep course to ensure your success? We’ll help you explore two of BARBRI’s flagship programs: BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and traditional BARBRI Bar Review. Then, you should be in a good position to decide which program aligns best with your needs and circumstances.

Factors to Consider

The following are some questions to consider as you dive into the specifics of each program:

  • How much time can you devote to your studies each week?
  • How much flexibility do you need during your course?
  • Have you ever studied the subjects tested on a U.S. bar exam?
  • Do you feel that taking an intensive, timed multiple-choice and essay exam in English might be especially challenging?
  • How much 1:1 support would you like or require during your course?
  • Do you need advice on foreign applications or eligibility?
  • Are you studying for California or a U.S. state that utilizes the Uniform Bar Exam (including New York and Texas)?

Why Choose BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep?

If you need more time, flexibility, and ongoing support, the Extended U.S. Bar Prep course is tailored for you. It provides a comprehensive, structured, and supportive environment ideal for those who may find the U.S. bar exam particularly challenging due to language barriers or unfamiliarity with the tested subjects.

Why Choose Traditional BARBRI Bar Review?

If you’re comfortable with a more intensive, shorter preparation period and have a solid foundation in U.S. law, a traditional BARBRI Bar Review course may be the best fit. It’s designed to deliver comprehensive content in a shorter timeframe, making it ideal for those who can dedicate substantial time to studying each day.

Making Your Decision

Your choice ultimately depends on your individual needs, background, and circumstances. Here’s a quick recap to help in your decision making:

  • Time and Flexibility: If you need a longer period to study and prefer a flexible schedule, Extended U.S. Bar Prep is your best bet.
  • Support: If you require extensive 1:1 mentorship and personalized guidance, Extended U.S. Bar Prep offers unparalleled support.
  • Intensive Preparation: If you’re ready for an immersive, rigorous study period and have a strong foundation in U.S. law, traditional Bar Review should fit the bill.

Both programs offer comprehensive materials, simulated exams, and the support needed to succeed. Either choice will set you on the path to becoming a U.S. licensed attorney, opening doors to prestigious opportunities.

Ready to take the next step? Sign up for the free BARBRI Bar Prep Preview for a taste of our courses before you enroll.

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