[ Robert Dudley, BARBRI Deputy Managing Director ]
The decision to pursue dual qualification in the United States isn’t one to take lightly. It requires much thought, consideration and planning, to say the least. The more information and first-hand insight you can gather in advance, the more confident you’ll feel that you can move forward in becoming a qualified U.S. attorney.
I can share a long list of reasons why you should start your journey toward U.S. qualification. One of the biggest, perhaps, is that you’re not alone. Many others have gone on before you in successfully passing the New York and California Bar Exams. They’ve trusted BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep. They had questions, too, before they felt ready for the next step. As you reflect on your career goals, I’d like to take this opportunity to cover a few of the most frequently asked questions that often arise.
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1) When does the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course start? How long is it? How much time should I plan to study?
Your full BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep Personal Study Plan (PSP) will be available on the course start date, which varies based on the course duration you select and the bar exam for which you are studying (February or July):
Upon enrollment, you are able to gain access to “The Foundations in U.S. Law”, which is a 90-hour course providing the basic building blocks in the areas of U.S. law you will be studying in the main course. This is particularly beneficial to students who have not completed their law education in the United States. You must have paid part or all of your fees before you can gain access to the Foundations course.
Once your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar prep course starts, you will be able to see all assignments available to you for the entire course.
The course lasts 6 or 10 months. The average student should expect to spend, on average, between 20-25 hours per week for the 6-month course or 10-15 hours per week for the 10-month course studying. Each week, you may study the specific days, hours per day, and time of day that work best for your schedule.
2) Is the course schedule flexible?
The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course is very flexible, and allows you to study when and where you study best over the 6- or 10-month duration during which the course is assigning work. Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, BARBRI is ready to go when you are.
Your BARBRI Personal Study Plan (PSP) adjusts to you as you work. Your PSP is driven by an engine called ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach, that knows what is most likely to be tested on the bar exam (what’s most important) and it gets to know you. If you spend less time studying one day, ISAAC adjusts your PSP and reassigns recommended assignments to ensure you are always focused on the most impactful assignments to get you the most points on your bar exam.
3) Can I do my course entirely online?
You can complete 100% of your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course online anywhere in the world as long as you have a strong, stable internet connection.
You may wish to attend extra live online study skill workshops provided by the BARBRI mentor team and repeated a few times to cater for different time zones.
You can select a classroom location (subject to demand and availability) in London, Dubai, Paris, Dublin or Durham. Within the classroom sessions, you will work with your classmates and BARBRI facilitator on techniques to maximize your performance in the exam. These will be supplemental to the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course assignments.
4) If I choose to attend extra course workshops, do I still have full access to all course assignments online?
When enrolling in the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course, you can select a classroom location (subject to demand and availability) in London, Dubai, Paris, Dublin or Durham. Within the classroom sessions, you will work with your classmates and BARBRI facilitator on techniques to maximize your performance in the exam. These will be supplemental to the other course assignments.
Whether attending a classroom location or watching lectures online, you will receive the same efficient and effective lectures and content delivered by renowned U.S. law professors.
5) What happens if I do not pass the bar exam?
If you take a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course for the first time for a particular state and you do not pass that state’s bar exam, you may retake the same course online once for the same state the next time the course is offered without paying additional tuition. To enroll, please fill out a new Guarantee enrollment form by clicking here.
Your Guarantee course is available for a course starting within 12 months of receiving your results and does not include any upgrades, including supplemental workshops or a second set of books. If you wish to purchase a new set of books for your Guarantee course, you can do this for $295 including shipping.