Extended Bar Prep or 8-Week Bar Review? As a Foreign Attorney, Which Course Should I Take?

Guest Blog by Natalia Urrea
BARBRI International Director

As a foreign-trained attorney or international law graduate considering sitting for a bar exam in the United States —whether or not you have or are completing an LL.M. program in the U.S. ―it will serve you well to strategize your exam preparation.

Successfully passing a U.S. bar exam will signify your understanding of U.S. law, which will be impressive in and of itself. As a U.S. licensed attorney, you will set yourself up well to work in an international firm with international clients and/or will set yourself apart in a competitive job market.

Charting an international course for your career is incredibly smart, and you’re almost there. You just need to find the best bar preparation experience for you.

Factors to Consider

Here are some factors to consider when choosing between the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation and the BARBRI Bar Review 8-Week course:

  • How much time do you have to 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 all in English might be especially challenging for you?
  • 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, Texas, or a U.S. state that utilizes the Uniform Bar Exam (including New York)?

After considering these questions, if you find yourself thinking you might require more time, flexibility and support, then the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation might be right for you. Time, flexibility and ongoing support are exactly what the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation offers.

Read more in the blog “BARBRI Extended Bar Prep and 8-Week BARBRI Bar Review Courses: What’s the Difference?” or visit www.barbri.com/llm/.