BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and BARBRI QLTS Prep students and alumni enjoy a free 2-year membership to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – International Section and one additional Section of your choice.
For more than 140 years, NYSBA has been the voice of the legal profession in New York state. Our mission is to shape the development of law, educate and inform the public and respond to the demands of our diverse and ever-changing legal profession. NYSBA advocates for state and federal legislation and works tirelessly to promote equal access to justice for all. The tens of thousands of NYSBA members from around the world offer unprecedented networking and other opportunities, along with periodic meetings in many jurisdictions.
NYSBA is organized into sections, each of which covers a substantive practice area. The free 2-year NYSBA Membership offered to BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and BARBRI QLTS Prep alumni and students includes membership in the International Section and one additional section of your choice.
NYSBA International is comprised of about 2,000 members, approximately half of which are located outside the United States, with approximately 65 chapters outside of the U.S. generally organized by country. NYSBA International substantive committees cover topics such as transportation law, trusts and estates, and cross-border litigation. Chapters have regular meetings and events such as receptions and seminars.
NYSBA International is involved in a wide range of substantive activities, including commenting on pending legislation, representing NYSBA at the United Nations (where we have observer status and are delegates to the U.N. Committee on International Trade Law), and promoting the use of New York law in international matters. The International Section also has two publications, the New York International Law Review, and the International Law Practicum.
Each fall, NYSBA International holds a Global Conference outside the United States rotating between Europe, the Americas and Asia. The International Section also holds a Regional Meeting many years, typically in Europe. Smaller in scope than a Global Conference, the regional meeting are usually about two days and are intended to engage and invigorate our chapters in the regions and to identify possible Seasonal Meeting locations. As a NYSBA International Section Member, you may register for these meetings or any other activities at the Member Rate.