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Each state bar exam is unique, but most use a two-to three-day format incorporating the nationally administered Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) - a six-hour, 200-question multiple choice exam as a component. "State specific" law is often covered on a second day of testing, usually in essay format. Select a specific state within BARBRI.com for more information.
It is scheduled twice a year, in February and July. The standardized MBE is always administered on the last Wednesday of February and July.
With the BARBRI Guarantee, if you take a BARBRI Bar Review course for the first time for a particular state and you do not pass that state's bar exam or do not sit for that state's bar exam, you may repeat the same course online once for the same state, the next time a course is offered, without paying additional tuition.
Your repeat course is only available for the next exam offered and does not include any upgrades, including supplemental workshops or a second set of books; however, all guarantee students are entitled to new lecture handouts with their repeat course.
If a new edition of books has been released, you must pay a $250 refundable book deposit plus shipping and handling fees to enroll in the repeat course and you will be shipped a new set of books. If the edition of books is the same as those used in your original course but you wish to receive another set of books, you must pay another $250 refundable book deposit plus shipping fees before books can be shipped to you.
It depends on the "state specific" day. The majority of states administer their state section on the last Tuesday of February and July. However, some states offer their "state specific" day on the last Thursday of February and July, allowing a candidate to sit for two exams concurrently.
It's nearly impossible to accumulate the necessary materials, prepare a comprehensive study plan and discipline yourself well enough to accomplish this task without a bar review course. Additionally, most law students could not take all topics tested on their state's bar exam in law school. Even if a student did study a bar topic in law school, it is generally taught from a different perspective than how it is tested. Enrolling in BARBRI provides the support and proven expertise of leading bar exam resources and professionals, giving you confidence and peace of mind.
We have a national and regional faculty of noted bar exam specialists. They are experts in critical exam topics and they know how their subjects are tested. Many of these specialists have been teaching for BARBRI for more than 25 years.
Students enrolled in BARBRI may change their year of the bar exam, course location or transfer to another jurisdiction, at any time. BARBRI is the nation's largest bar review provider and offers courses in preparation for all jurisdictions' bar exams. Your registration fee "locks-in" the discounted tuition at the time of registration, no matter where you eventually take the bar
Yes, BARBRI was the first national, full-service bar review course and has the most experience preparing law students for bar exams. BARBRI expertise includes substantive and practical preparation for the MBE, the "state specific" section and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) or Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) for states that have adopted those components. (Some states vary.) We provide the perfect balance of insightful lectures, supplemented by written materials and reinforced with constant practice testing.
BARBRI assumes that students have not taken every subject tested on the bar exam and probably have not been exposed to the local law tested by their state's bar. The BARBRI bar review course is designed to teach exactly what you need to know, even if you didn't take the subjects.
Yes. In fact, only the BARBRI simulated MBE reveals exactly where you stand compared to the largest sample size of bar exam takers nationally, giving you time to re-focus study efforts on any areas needing improvement. This reassurance of performance prior to sitting for the bar is invaluable.
The MPRE is a national ethics exam conducted by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and is offered three times each year (around March, August and November). The MPRE, which is required by virtually all jurisdictions, should be taken before you graduate from law school. Consult your state's BARBRI webpage for more information about the free BARBRI MPRE review course.