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. attorney, study anywhere in the world

There are many reasons most people trust BARBRI to pass a U.S. bar exam and qualify as a U.S. attorney. Over 50 years of experience helping more than 1.3M U.S. and non-U.S. qualified lawyers and law graduates pass the bar are just a couple.

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 due to other commitments, the Extended U.S. Bar Prep course offers the support and flexibility you need to pass the New York Bar Exam (or any U.S. state that administers the Uniform Bar Exam) or the California Bar Exam.

The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep advantage

Maximum flexibility

Study part-time over a 6- or 10-month duration, 100% online or in a blended classroom location around the world. 

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.


Learn what 1.3M U.S. licensed lawyers already know

BARBRI pioneered U.S. bar prep more than 50 years ago and has the longest history of pass rate success. More licensed attorneys have passed a U.S. state bar exam by trusting a BARBRI bar prep course than all other courses combined.

In fact, 76% of non-U.S. educated students who completed 80%+ BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course work passed their U.S. bar exam and were able to qualify as a U.S. attorney.

Global alliances and partners

BARBRI is a global organization proud to have collaborations and partnerships with some of the world's leading universities and membership associations. Through our extensive network of partnerships, we bring our courses to law graduates and lawyers worldwide.

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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Why qualify as a U.S. attorney

Passing a U.S. state bar exam and becoming a licensed U.S. attorney 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.

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.

Download the BARBRI Bar Exam Digest

Get the digest for international lawyers, law graduates & LL.M.s.

More students trust us

"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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