Study for the New York / UBE, California or Texas Bar Exam with a flexible, part-time course.

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In today’s increasingly globalized world, demand continues to grow for those who understand the workings and complexities of the law of more than one jurisdiction. Passing a U.S. state bar exam and becoming an American attorney adds prestige and valuable credentials to your resume. Even more, 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, among other things.

Beyond choosing to practice law in the U.S. or abroad, you may be eligible for many positions in specialized areas such as consulting, international arbitration, international human rights, corporate in-house counsel for international businesses, and many more.

Although pursuing U.S. licensure is ultimately a personal choice, passing a U.S. bar exam can give you access to career opportunities typically available only to U.S.-trained attorneys and, in many cases, makes the difference in getting the job you want.

We understand the unique difficulties of a new school environment and culture. American concepts of law, and how they are taught, are fundamentally different from many international legal systems. Our law professors have extensive experience in LL.M. training, including sensitivity to the challenges international students face.

As an Extended U.S. Bar Preparation candidate, you may choose from 6-month or a 10-month course duration based on the amount of time you have to dedicate to your bar studies each week. Both utilize learning techniques such as spaced time repetition to ensure you are building knowledge over time to increase your chances of success in passing the New York (UBE), California or Texas Bar Exam.

Extended U.S. Bar Preparation courses for the New York / UBE and California are offered over a 6 or 10-month period leading into the February and July exams scheduled each year. The Extended U.S. Bar Preparation course for Texas is offered over a 10-month period leading into the July exam each year.

Over 1.3 million students worldwide have succeeded with BARBRI Bar Review. We teach you exactly what it takes to pass the bar on the first try. Over 50 years of bar exam-specific experience means you won’t be left wondering if you’re ready.


BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation is designed for LL.M. students focusing on the exam techniques that international students find difficult to master and on the topics that are most frequently examined to enhance your prospects of achieving bar examination success. Find out more below.

Essay Architect - EXCLUSIVE


With the home study program, candidates may choose between a 10-month course option and a 6-month course option depending on the time you have to devote to bar studies.

The 6-month program runs from February through July with the bar examination in July or from September to February with the bar examination in February.

The 10 month program runs from September through to July with the bar examination in July or from April to February with the bar exam in February.

Course work is assigned through the BARBRI Personal Study Plan throughout the course.



The easy-to-use online Personal Study Plan is your weekly to-do list during the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. It continually monitors your progress and automatically recommends assignments aligned to your unique areas of need.

Video lectures, outlines, practice questions and workshops build over time to create a highly effective structure of bar preparation. Frequent progress assessments help you to study smarter, not harder.

Your Personal Study Plan analyzes more than 1,000 points of data collected from your assignments, grades, practice exams and practice essays. This helps you hone and improve on areas of law that need the most attention. You spend your study time where it will yield the best results.

Essay Architect - EXCLUSIVE


The online Essay Architect tool provides immediate feedback for higher scoring essays. It enhances your ability to write the lawyer-like answers that the bar examiners are looking for on the bar exam.

Essay Architect takes you through a series of steps so you learn to critically read bar exam questions, enhance the speed of your essay writing and construct strong, winning answers. Using drag-and-drop features, you build your practice essay following the standard IRAC format. Immediate feedback reinforces organization and structure.

Then you can submit your practice essays to BARBRI for grading by a trained essay writing expert. You receive personalized feedback on the style of your writing and the substantive pros-and-cons of your answer.



BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep students will sit a simulated essay day exam and a full two-day mock exam prior to sitting the real exam. By far, this will be your best predictor of bar exam success.

Our realistic 200-question Simulated MBE compares your test results with other students. Our two, three-hour testing sessions cover the seven MBE subjects (Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Real Property, Torts), providing a realistic preview of the mental and physical challenges you can expect during this portion of the bar exam.

And only BARBRI has studied every single MBE since it debuted in 1972. In fact, the MBE portion of the bar exam has changed many times in recent years and so have our practice test questions. We’ve reviewed, edited and revised them to accurately reflect the most current MBE format.



One of the most common questions we hear from students during their bar studies is ”when do I start to memorize the law?” The problem with this question and this strategy is that memorization isn’t the same as learning and application. That is where the BARBRI LawMaster Study Keys come in. The first key is to have, at the highest level, a manageable and memorable framework to learn the law and understand where the rules fit into that framework.

The next key to actually learning the law is to be able to bring together Rules, the Elements that comprise the rule AND a Story to actually apply the Rules and Elements to real world scenarios.

The LawMaster Study Keys are exclusive to BARBRI, a product of having helped 1.3M students pass the bar over 50 years and a true reinvention to help you really learn the law and Own The Bar.



BARBRI has the finest faculty in bar preparation, consisting of renowned American law school professors who teach you the substantive law for each multistate and state subject while highlighting commonly-tested issues and how to handle them. The lectures are wholly examination-driven. They are carefully crafted to convey what you need to know in each subject.

These lectures are recorded live in the U.S. and are available to each candidate online throughout the program.

Additional Tools & Features

The Conviser Mini Review (CMR) Only BARBRI has the CMR, which includes condensed outlines for both the state and multistate portions of the bar exam.

It is immensely popular with students as a time-saving review tool, showing flow charts and other visual learning tools.

Multistate and State Outlines BARBRI is known for its superior outlines, carefully written to cover what is likely to be tested on the bar.

Both MBE and essay subjects. BARBRI has always prepared students for all parts of the exam.

View sample outlines by clicking on the links below.

Real Property Outline Sample
Constitutional Law Outline Sample
Contracts & Sales Outline Sample
Federal Jurisdiction & Procedure Outline Sample
Torts Outline Sample

Lectures with Handouts Our engaging bar review lectures, delivered by top law professors and legal scholars, skillfully narrow subjects into manageable and memorable amounts of information.

The accompanying handouts allow you to focus on each lecture while notating key terms for later review.

ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOPS AND PERSONALIZED GRADING Only BARBRI has essay writing experience in every state and jurisdiction. Submit your practice essays for personalized feedback and grading - nothing is automated.

Our team of law professors and practicing lawyers provide specific input so you learn to spot random state issues and rules.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Workbook More than a decade’s worth of past MPTs to study in advance for this practical section of the bar exam.

Review factual data, statutes, cases and other reference material to prepare for the assignments and lawyering tasks that will be tested and evaluated.

Essay Testing Volume Actual and sample essay questions from past bar exams with model answers.
Foundations in U.S. Law Preparation for the bar exam begins as soon as a candidate has enrolled on the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep with online access to Foundations in U.S. Law.

This unique programme of directed independent learning is designed to provide you with an introduction to the exam skills required, as well as to the Core 7 subjects tested on the Bar Examination.

Multiple Choice Practice Questions Work thousands of online MBE practice questions that closely resemble what’s on the actual exam.

Plus you benefit from seeing detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

1:1 Personal Support Your BARBRI Director of Legal Education (DLE) takes your success on the bar exam personally.

Your individually-assigned BARBRI Course Mentor is U.S. qualified and always accessible to offer you practical solutions, provide study strategies or simply talk you through a tough day. Your mentor’s main priority is to support you during the bar preparation course. It’s the BARBRI way of helping you ultimately Own The Bar.

Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) Workbook Actual MEE questions with model answers released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and prepared by BARBRI bar exam experts.

Review factual data, statutes, cases and other reference material to prepare for the assignments and lawyering tasks that will be tested and evaluated.

Multistate Bar Exam Practice Questions Book More than 2,000 practice questions, including six levels of practice questions, give you a chance to pre-test the MBE, see the most frequently tested issues and master fundamental concepts.

Get study, outlining and law school exam tips as well as information about U.S. bar exam eligibility and requirements.