The most flexible way to qualify as a U.S. attorney

Study for a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), including New York, or the California Bar Exam part-time over 6 or 10 months with BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep

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Extended Bar Prep

Part-time course | 6- or 10-month 

Study for a UBE state, including New York or California
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

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

Qualify as a U.S. lawyer, study anywhere in the world

There are many reasons most people trust BARBRI to qualify as a U.S. lawyer. BARBRI has developed, refined and perfected bar exam prep over 50+ years. We call our proven process The BARBRI Way. And it has helped more than 1.3 million U.S. and non-U.S. qualified lawyers and law graduates pass a U.S. bar exam.

Whether you are a qualified lawyer in a jurisdiction outside of the U.S. considering sitting for a U.S. state bar exam, an LL.M. student at a U.S. law school or you just need more time to study, BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep offers the support and flexibility you need to pass any U.S. state bar that administers the Uniform Bar Exam, including New York, or the California Bar Exam.

Why qualify as a U.S. attorney

In today’s increasingly globalized world, demand for those who understand the workings and complexities of the law of more than one jurisdiction continues to increase. Passing a U.S. state bar exam and becoming a licensed U.S. lawyer adds prestige and valuable credentials to your C.V. or resume.

It gives you the capability and expertise to work with international clients, deal with cross-border transactions, and understand the differences between U.S. and international law. You also may be eligible for positions in specialized areas such as consulting, international arbitration, international human rights, corporate in-house counsel for international business and more.

You may already be eligible to sit for a U.S. bar exam

U.S. qualification as a foreign law graduate, lawyer or U.S. LL.M. student is more achievable than you may think. In fact, you may already be eligible to sit for a U.S. bar exam. Some states like New York and California operate a relatively open policy in permitting foreign law graduates or lawyers to sit their bar examination and do not impose restrictions to admission on grounds of nationality or residence.

Learn more about foreign law graduate, lawyer or U.S. LL.M. student U.S. bar exam eligibility.

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We're 100% confident in our proven process.
Our job is to get you 100% confident in yourself.

The proof

Most passes

76% of non-U.S. educated students who completed 80%+ BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course passed their U.S. bar exam. Don’t take our word for it, though. Ask the 1.3 million lawyers, judges and legal professionals who have passed The BARBRI Way.

Proven track record

We've spent over 50 years optimizing and investing in The BARBRI Way. That's a proven track record. And that's why every minute you spend on BARBRI bar prep increases your chances of passing the bar exam.

Most personalized

BARBRI is personalized to you from the beginning. ISAAC is the proprietary engine that creates a smart bar prep Personal Study Plan for you from day one. It updates based on time left until your exam, customizations you make and the most statistically significant topics for passing the bar.

Most points

Master bar exam content with expert lectures from the best law professors in the country and a bank of 5K+ practice MBE questions. The result? Studies show BARBRI students score 25 more points compared to students who don't study The BARBRI Way.

Most students

The largest pool of students prepare for the bar with BARBRI. In fact, more students prepare with BARBRI every year than all other bar prep courses - combined. For an exam with a curved score, that means you can trust us to analyze your chances of passing before you even sit for the exam.

The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep advantage

Maximum flexibility

Study 100% online, from anywhere in the world, part-time over a 6 or 10-month duration

1:1 personal mentor

A U.S. qualified attorney mentor serves as your individual, personal coach throughout your bar exam preparation.

Bar exam eligibility and advice

Receive guidance through the Foreign Evaluation of Credentials and bar exam application.

Learn from the pros

Learn from the finest faculty in U.S. bar preparation, consisting of renowned American law school professors.

Tailored for non-U.S. law graduates

Course content begins with an overview of the U.S. legal system and focuses on critical exam techniques that international students find difficult to master.

ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach, is a genius

ISAAC is the engine that runs your BARBRI prep course. Everything ISAAC assigns is statistically correlated to passing the bar. And it recalibrates as it learns from you. Pretty genius.

Global alliances and partners

BARBRI is global organization and is pleased to have collaborations and partnerships with some of the world’s leading universities and associations. We love bringing the opportunity to pass a U.S. bar exam to law graduates and lawyers worldwide.

Next steps

BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep

Learn about BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course features and pricing. 

Foreign eligibility & requirements

Foreign law graduate, lawyer or U.S. LL.M. eligibility and requirements.

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See why most people trust

"I took the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course to study for the California Bar Exam in order to enhance my C.V. and open opportunities for me in the global legal market. BARBRI engaged with me and gave me great help in both signing up to the course and applying for the bar exams in California. I found the structure of the BARBRI bar course and the materials invaluable in my preparation for the bar exams and the bar ethics test. On the basis of the extensive materials provided (both online and in hard copy), the crucial bar simulation exercises, the dedication of the team, and the administrative course support, I would definitely recommend the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course for UK-based students looking to take the California Bar Exam."

Michael Bull

"I chose BARBRI as I knew it was the most established bar exam prep course. I selected the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course and the BARBRI team helped me through the process of obtaining eligibility as a foreign lawyer to sit the bar exam - a huge hassle in itself! BARBRI lectures, materials and preparation schedule with the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course were comprehensive and structured. Despite my late start and having to work full time, I passed with a comfortable 155 MBE scaled score. All thanks to BARBRI."

Sinyee Koh

"Because I am a full-time working professional, I knew I would need flexibility in my bar exam studies. I chose the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation course over six months because it allowed me to weave in studies with my other commitments. There are options with BARBRI, so finding the right path to prepare for the bar exam is highly individualized and simplified."

Saurabh Aggarwal

Toronto, Canada
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