BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep public interest scholarships

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Year after year, BARBRI supports thousands of students who seek to change the world. Last year alone, BARBRI awarded over $4.5M in scholarships to public interest students and other world-changers.

A limited number of scholarships are available for BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep courses.

How can I qualify for a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep 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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep course options on this page
  • Select your course choice by applying now (please select only one and submit documentation in English)

    • Employed students must submit employment verification or acceptance of an offer for employment within the public interest sector along with this form. Please include a brief description of the organization (including a link to their website), position and salary as well as a contact person for reference.
    • Unemployed students must provide a brief description of their post-graduation public interest plans, including proof of ongoing commitment to work in the public interest sector. Please include a resume that demonstrates public interest employment prior and/or during law school, as well as a reference letter from your most recent public interest employer.

  • 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 account, your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course option will be modified, if applicable, and tuition will be adjusted.
    • If you do not already have a BARBRI account, one will be created for you and will reflect the course option and tuition you selected during this application process.

  • Complete enrollment by paying a minimum of 50% of the course fees within 30 days, or the payment deadline for your course, whichever is first.

If you're approved for a public interest scholarship and your circumstances change, BARBRI reserves the right to rescind the scholarship discount from your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep 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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. 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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep course option you selected is awarded, complete enrollment by paying a minimum of 50% of the course fees within 30 days, or the payment deadline for your course, whichever is first.

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  • Pay a minimum of 50% of the course fees within 30 days, or the payment deadline for your course, whichever is first

If you do not complete enrollment by paying a minimum of 50% of the course fees within 30 days, or the payment deadline for your course, whichever is first; the scholarship discount on your selected BARBRI course options may be revoked.

Enroll in BARBRI U.S. Bar prep

6-month online

Best for those who want flexible bar prep over 6-months with a 1:1 mentor

Study for CA, NY or any UBE state
Flexible study approx. 20-25 hours / week
Online Personal Study Plan with ISAAC
MyBARBRI Connect + 1:1 Mentor
Foundations in U.S. law pre-course
Interactive expert lectures
Unlimited expert graded essays
Simulated exams + customized report
Digital & hard copy book set
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
Essays for review & self-grading
2500+ curated multiple-choice questions
3000+ additional question MCQ Bank
100 NCBE released question Final Prep
1200+ NCBE released question bank (Multistate Edge)
Immersion workshops
BARBRI Study Plan app
Professional development courses
BARBRI Guarantee:

Flexible Same-state course repeat within 12-months of receiving results

$4,799

Public Interest tuition
(Regular tuition: $5,999)

10-month online

Best for those who want part-time bar prep over 10-months with a 1:1 mentor

Study for CA, NY or any UBE state
Part-time study approx. 10-15 hours / week
Online Personal Study Plan with ISAAC
MyBARBRI Connect + 1:1 Mentor
Foundations in U.S. law pre-course
Interactive expert lectures
Unlimited expert graded essays
Simulated exams + customized report
Digital & hard copy book set
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
Essays for review & self-grading
2500+ curated multiple-choice questions
3000+ additional question MCQ Bank
100 NCBE released question Final Prep
1200+ NCBE released question bank (Multistate Edge)
Immersion workshops
BARBRI Study Plan app
Professional development courses
BARBRI Guarantee:

Flexible Same-state course repeat within 12-months of receiving results

$4,799

Public Interest tuition
(Regular tuition: $5,999)

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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep experience. Your PSP is where you'll see what you’ve done, what’s due and what's coming. But you also have your own learning style and schedule. Your bar prep should reflect that. That’s where ISAAC comes in.

ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach, is the engine that creates your PSP. It’s the difference between a "one size fits all" course and a "personalized specifically for you" experience. ISAAC assigns your lectures, practice questions, workshops, simulations, essays and more through your PSP. It uses AI, algorithms and 50+ years of bar exam intelligence to focus your study on what's most likely to be tested on your exam.

You'll customize your schedule by selecting the date you'd like to start studying, the days of the week you’d like to regularly study as well as any specific days you need to take off. Then, as you progress, ISAAC recalibrates your PSP as it learns from you, and re-prioritizes assignments based on how much time is left until your exam.

What’s really cool is that everything ISAAC assigns is statistically correlated to passing your bar exam. Whether you’re on track, working ahead or falling a bit behind, ISAAC is always in the background making sure that every minute you study gets you the most points possible on your exam.

Online PSP is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep 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 also studying with BARBRI for your bar exam.

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:
6-month online 10-month online

Live, interactive bar prep strategy sessions and personal mentor

BARBRI continues to re-imagine the bar exam prep experience with the introduction of MyBARBRI Connect plus a 1:1 mentor.

All Extended U.S. Bar Prep students are assigned a 1:1 personal mentor. Your U.S. qualified attorney mentor is your personal coach throughout your bar exam prep. They are an expert on your course, the most effective study strategies and on your state’s bar exam.

Your 1:1 mentor consistently evaluates your progress and offers personalized guidance through unlimited check-ins and personal coaching sessions. They are also there to provide guidance through the Foreign Evaluation of Credentials and the bar exam application process as needed.

You will also join live, interactive Strategies & Insights webinars held throughout bar prep.

We use our 50+ years of experience and learning science to strategically introduce topics at the optimal time to keep you motivated, focused on mastering the right things at the right time and resilient throughout the process.

Strategies & Insights webinars cover how to best use your BARBRI resources, how to develop rule mastery, how to use your simulated exam results to impact real exam results, bar exam day tips and more. They also provide the opportunity to ask learning and exam strategy questions in a relaxed, digital environment as you connect with fellow bar-takers.

MyBARBRI Connect + 1:1 Mentor is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

Designed specifically for non-U.S. educated law grads

The Foundations in U.S. Law pre-course allows you to begin building foundational skills before you start the core bar preparation course.

It was designed specifically for non-U.S. educated law grads and begins with an overview of the U.S. legal system. It also focuses on exam techniques that international students find difficult to master. It contains approximately 90-hours of self-directed assignments that you can complete as time allows.

Foundations in U.S. Law pre-course is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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 are available to reference when you get stuck or have trouble grasping specific points of law.

Extended U.S. Bar Prep includes digital access as well as a full set of hard copy materials prior to the start of your course.

Digital & hard copy book set is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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. The most brilliant, engaging and inspiring U.S. law professors legal minds breaking down the concepts that you will most likely encounter on your bar exam.

All interactive lectures are available on-demand, online and via mobile. Lectures are divided into segments to allow you to watch an entire subject straight through and / or revisit specific subjects and subtopics.

You will also actively participate by taking quizzes and completing other learning activities during lectures. You’ll take notes directly in the lecture player with a built-in notepad. You can jump back to specific notes AND that specific point in the lecture at any time. You can also review video transcripts and enable closed captioning at any time.

So, whether you’re the ‘diligent, note-taking for the entire class’ type or the ‘20 minutes then I need a break’ type, the interactive BARBRI lecture experience will ensure you are definitely the ‘Wow, that lecture sure helped me understand that subject and pass the bar’ type.

Learn more about BARBRI professors ›

Interactive expert lectures is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

Statistically increase your chances of passing

Data scientists have found BARBRI simulated exams to be some of the most powerful and significant experiences in preparing to pass the bar exam. Two full bar exam simulations (MBE and Essay / MPT) are held throughout each Extended U.S. Bar Prep course.

The simulations expose you to the mental and physical rigors of the exam to test your endurance and your decision- making under time pressure. Just having this experience statistically increases your chances of passing your bar exam.

Additionally, after your simulations, you'll receive a customized report. The report is personalized based on your specific combination of strengths and weaknesses and provides insight into areas to improve upon so that you can continue to use your valuable time to study smarter. You can only get this level of insight with BARBRI.

Simulated exams + customized report is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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:
6-month online 10-month online

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 little 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 and 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:
6-month online 10-month online

MBE Final Prep

ISAAC will assign 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.

100 NCBE released question Final Prep is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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:
6-month online 10-month online

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:
6-month online 10-month online

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. 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.

Unlimited expert graded essays is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

Accelerate your learning with skills workshops

Several skills workshops are offered throughout your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course covering topics such as essay writing, performance tests and successfully answering multiple-choice questions.

All workshops 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:
6-month online 10-month online

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 Extended U.S. Bar Prep. 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:
6-month online 10-month online

Reassurance if you need a second chance

BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep has been developed, designed and optimized to make sure you pass the bar exam the first time. In fact, 76% of non-U.S. educated students who completed 80%+ Extended U.S. Bar Prep course work passed their U.S. bar exam.

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.

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, within 12-months of receiving your results.

BARBRI Guarantee is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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:
6-month online 10-month online

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 we provide access to Multistate Edge with Extended U.S. Bar Prep. 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.

Multistate Edge is a feature included in:
6-month online 10-month online

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