BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep public interest scholarships

Apply now for a scholarship on a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course

Now accepting applications for a 2021 Extended Bar Prep course

Lawyers change the world, we’re here to help

Year after year, BARBRI supports thousands of students who seek to change the world. Last year alone, BARBRI awarded over $4.5M in scholarships to public interest students and other world-changers.

A limited number of scholarships are available for BARBRI Extended U.S. Prep courses.

How can I qualify for a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep public interest scholarship?

Simply show that you are employed or committed to be employed in the public interest sector with an annual salary less than $75,000.

A firm or third-party must not be paying tuition to be eligible for a public interest scholarship discount.

How to apply

  • Carefully review the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course options on this page
  • Select your course choice by applying now (please select only one and submit documentation in English)
    • Employed students must submit employment verification or acceptance of an offer for employment within the public interest sector along with this form. Please include a brief description of the organization (including a link to their website), position and salary as well as a contact person for reference.
    • Unemployed students must provide a brief description of their post-graduation public interest plans, including proof of ongoing commitment to work in the public interest sector. Please include a resume that demonstrates public interest employment prior and/or during law school, as well as a reference letter from your most recent public interest employer.
  • Within 5 business days, you will receive an email at the address provided in your application containing the approval decision
    • If you already have a BARBRI account, your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course option will be modified, if applicable, and tuition will be adjusted.
    • If you do not already have a BARBRI account, one will be created for you and will reflect the course option and tuition you selected during this application process.
  • Complete enrollment by paying a minimum of 50% of the course fees within 30 days to retain your scholarship.

If you’re approved for a public interest scholarship and your circumstances change, BARBRI reserves the right to rescind the scholarship discount from your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course.

How to accept the scholarship

Please note that the scholarship tuition discount or credit cannot be assigned or combined with any other payment incentives, discounts or credits that would result in a tuition less than the one shown for the applicable BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. If you have received any other gift card promotion or discounts, your approved public interest discount will be adjusted for the previously applied gift card promotions or discounts.

If a scholarship discount on the BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course option you selected is awarded, you have 30 days to take action to secure your scholarship discount:

If you do not take these actions within 30 days of your scholarship issuance, the scholarship discount on your selected BARBRI Bar Review course option may be revoked.

Enroll in BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar prep

Online Extended Pass

$4,795

Public Interest Tuition
(Regular Tuition: $5,995)

Best for those who want the flexibility of a 100% online home study course with 1:1 tutor support

Extended study over 6 or 10 months for a Feb. or July bar exam

Online Extended Pass features:
Study for CA, NY or any state that administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
1:1 mentor, unlimited coaching sessions
Foundations in U.S. Law
2500+ multiple-choice questions, plus NCBE released
Unlimited expert graded essays
Hard copy book set
Immersion workshops
Virtual course webinars & events
Premium listing in BARBRI Job Network
Blended classroom workshops
Online Personal Study Plan (PSP)
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
100 essays for review and self-grading
BARBRI Study Plan App
100 essays for review & self-grading
LawMaster Study Keys hard copy set
Multistate Edge access
Mini MBA course access
E-Discovery course access
BARBRI Extended Guarantee:

Same-state course repeat within 12 months of receiving results

$4,795

Blended Extended Pass

$4,795

Public Interest Tuition
(Regular Tuition: $6,295)

Best for those who want an online course and classroom sessions with 1:1 tutor support

Extended study over 10 months for a July bar exam

Blended Extended Pass features:
Study for CA, NY or any state that administers the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
1:1 mentor, unlimited coaching sessions
Foundations in U.S. Law
2500+ multiple-choice questions, plus NCBE released
Unlimited expert graded essays
Hard copy book set
Immersion workshops
Virtual course webinars & events
Premium listing in BARBRI Job Network
Blended classroom workshops
Online Personal Study Plan (PSP)
PSP Progress Center
Online Essay Architect
100 essays for review and self-grading
BARBRI Study Plan App
100 essays for review & self-grading
LawMaster Study Keys hard copy set
Multistate Edge access
Mini MBA course access
E-Discovery course access
BARBRI Extended Guarantee:

Same-state course repeat within 12 months of receiving results

$4,795

Experiences ISAAC curates throughout your course

Your online, personalized study schedule

Your PSP is your online, personalized study schedule that adapts to you throughout your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. In other words, it’s your personalized bar prep “to-do” list.

Your PSP is where you’ll see what’s due, what’s coming, what you’ve already done. You’ll also access your assignments, lectures, practice question sets and workshops, and submit practice essays and more through your PSP.

Your PSP is run by an engine called ISAAC, your Intuitive Study Assistant And Coach. Everything ISAAC assigns is statistically correlated to passing your bar exam. ISAAC first focuses your study on what’s most likely to be tested on your exam. As you progress, ISAAC recalibrates your PSP as it learns from you, and re-prioritizes assignments based on how much time is left between you and your exam and what’s most important to passing your bar exam.

Online PSP is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Know exactly how you’re doing at every step

The Progress Center in your PSP shows you exactly where you stand at every step throughout your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. You’ll always know how much you’ve completed and if you’re staying on track.

You’ll also see how you’re doing, by subject, compared to the rest of the students who are also studying with BARBRI for your bar exam.

This is invaluable insight that will help ensure you are doing well enough, in enough areas, to ultimately pass your exam. And insight you can only get with BARBRI.

PSP Progress Center is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Designed specifically for non-U.S. educated law grads

Preparation begins as soon as you enroll in a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course with access to Foundations in U.S. Law. Foundations in U.S. Law contains approximately 90 hours of self-directed assignments.

It was designed specifically for non-U.S. educated law grads and begins with an overview of the U.S. legal system, and focuses on exam techniques that international students find difficult to master. With Foundations in U.S. Law, you can start to work on the foundational skills you need before you begin the core bar preparation course.

Foundations in U.S. Law pre-course is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Learn from the top names in U.S. legal education

Online lectures are examination-driven and taught by the finest faculty in bar exam preparation, consisting of renowned American law school professors. Your BARBRI instructors are experts at breaking down the law and distilling what you need to know to pass your bar exam.

Lectures are carefully drafted to convey what you need to know in each subject. Watch an entire lecture straight through or revisit specific topics and subtopics. Lectures are recorded in the U.S. and available online through the PSP.

On demand lectures is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Support at every step

As a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep student, you are assigned an individual, personal mentor. Your U.S. qualified attorney mentor is your personal coach throughout your bar exam prep. He/she is an expert on your course and the most effective study strategies and on your state’s bar exam.

Your mentor consistently evaluates your progress and offers personalized guidance through unlimited check-ins and coaching sessions. Mentors also conduct online workshops that allow you to connect with other students throughout your course. BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep students also receive guidance through the Foreign Evaluation of Credentials and bar exam application process as needed.

Unlimited coaching sessions with a 1:1 mentor is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

You’ll be invited to attend various livestream workshops and events throughout your Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. These interactive sessions cover topics such as learning how to successfully navigate the course and developing effective study strategies. Additionally, the sessions provide an opportunity for you to engage with other candidates also studying for a U.S. bar exam with a BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course.

Virtual course webinars & events is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

U.S. attorney led classroom workshops

Select courses offer in-class learning opportunities in London, Durham, Dubai and Paris, based on demand. Candidates attend live, skills-based workshops, led by qualified U.S. attorney facilitators.

The live workshops serve as another opportunity to develop critical bar exam skills. Essay, multiple-choice and performance test sections of the bar exam are broken down into manageable steps.

Classroom workshops complement online curriculum to create a comprehensive blended classroom preparation experience. Workshops are held on Saturday, or Friday in the Middle East.

Blended classroom workshops is a feature included in:
Blended Extended Pass

Superior written materials

BARBRI is known for superior written materials. Course packages offer a full set of hard copy materials prior to the start of your bar prep course. The hard copy materials are assigned and work hand-in-hand with your online PSP.

A hard copy book set is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Statistically increase your chances of passing

Data scientists have found BARBRI simulated exams to be some of the most powerful and significant experiences in preparing to pass the bar exam. Two full bar exam simulations (MBE and Essay / MPT) are held throughout each Extended U.S. Bar Prep course.

The simulations expose you to the mental and physical rigors of the exam to test your endurance and your decision-making under time pressure. Just having this experience statistically increases your chances of passing your bar exam.

Additionally, after your simulations, you’ll receive a customized report. The report is personalized based on your specific combination of strengths and weaknesses, and provides insight into areas to improve upon so that you can continue to use your valuable time to study smarter. You can only get this level of insight with BARBRI.

Simulated exams + customized report is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Incrementally build knowledge & accelerate learning

ISAAC curates more than 2,500 multiple-choice learning and practice questions that incrementally build knowledge and skills throughout your BARBRI course. In select courses, ISAAC will also present additional released National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) questions.

ISAAC first builds a strong framework with easier multiple-choice questions that test core rules and concepts. As you progress, more difficult and mixed-subject practice questions are layered in. ISAAC focuses more heavily on areas of law you’ll most likely see on the exam. It also deliberately interleaves practice between subjects and leverages spaced repetition. This entire process is scientifically shown to boost learning and retention.

In select courses, you’ll also experience an MBE Final Prep comprised of 100 MBE questions recently released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The 100 questions have been carefully selected by BARBRI experts to align with the areas of the law that are most likely to be tested on your exam, so you continue to focus on the areas that matter most while being exposed to “real” MBE questions.

All BARBRI multiple-choice learning and practice questions plus the NCBE released questions include explanatory answers written by BARBRI subject matter experts. Explanatory answers help you understand why answer options were correct or incorrect, so you continue to learn and build knowledge from each multiple-choice question you encounter.

2500+ multiple-choice questions, plus NCBE released, is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Immediate feedback to quickly build exam writing skills

The written portions of the bar exam are very important to your overall exam score in every state. Essay writing is very different from writing essays for law school and there are new skills you must acquire and strengthen during bar prep.

Essay Architect is the first of three major activities included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading.

Our exclusive Essay Architect takes you through a series of online steps to learn to critically read bar exam questions, enhance the speed of your essay writing and construct strong, winning answers. Essay Architect provides immediate feedback to build your essay writing skills quickly.

Online Essay Architect is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Self-analysis to advance essay writing skills

The second of three major activities included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading is writing and self-analysis.

You’ll write answers to assigned practice essays. You will then analyze your essay by comparing your answer to model answers or score sheets. This active self-review is one of the most impactful things you can do to build your bar exam essay writing skills.

You will have access to 100 past bar exam essays for review and self-grading.

100 bar exam essays for review & self-grading is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Feedback from bar exam writing experts

The third and final major activity included in an overall essay writing methodology called BARBRI Directed Essay Grading is submitting essays for expert feedback and grading.

After working with Essay Architect online and self-analyzing written essays, you will submit essays for personalized, expert feedback. BARBRI trained bar exam writing experts will provide individual feedback that will help you understand where you will capture points, where you may lose points and how to frame a better essay answer.

You’ll incorporate the feedback into future essay submissions, moving you along an upward trajectory of continuous bar exam writing improvement.

Unlimited expert graded essays is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Accelerate your learning with skills workshops

Several skills workshops are offered throughout your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course covering topics such as essay writing, performance tests and successfully answering multiple-choice questions.

Immersion workshops is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Learn and master rules and elements

Get a hard copy set of BARBRI LawMaster Study Keys with your BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep course. The BARBRI LawMaster Study Keys help you move beyond mere memorization into actual learning and mastery.

LawMaster Study Keys bring together rules, the elements that comprise the rule AND a story to apply to those rules and elements. Connecting rules to elements and a story is the key to really learning and mastering the law.

LawMaster Study Keys is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Work bar prep assignments on the go

Download and Sign In to the BARBRI Study Plan app to stream or download lectures, work practice questions and more.

The BARBRI Study Plan app is available for iOS and Android devices as part of BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep. Search “BARBRI Study Plan” in the App Store or Google Play and Sign In with your active BARBRI account information.

The BARBRI Study Plan App is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Reassurance if you need a second chance

BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep has been developed, designed and optimized to make sure you pass the bar exam the first time. In fact, 76% of non-U.S. educated students who completed 80%+ Extended U.S. Bar Prep course work passed their U.S. bar exam.

We also know, however, that sometimes life gets in the way or the day doesn’t go like you planned – and you need a second chance.

If you do not pass the first time or do not sit for that state's bar exam, the BARBRI Extended Guarantee allows you to repeat that same course once, for the same state, within 12 months of receiving your results.

BARBRI Guarantee is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Access to all NCBE released questions
With select courses, get access to Multistate Edge, which contains all NCBE released questions. Every question includes comprehensive answer explanations. It also includes exclusive final review lectures.

Multistate Edge is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Connecting with potential employers

With Extended U.S. Bar Prep, you get to also create a premium talent listing on the Job Network.

The BARBRI Job Network connects legal talent with a rich network of legal employers, such as BigLaw firms, government agencies, courts and nonprofits offering meaningful clerkship, along with fellowship and employment opportunities.

Learn More about the BARBRI Job Network ›

BARBRI Job Network included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Professional development created for lawyers

The BARBRI Mini MBA for lawyers offers an overview of finance and accounting, and relates these concepts to a broad array of practice areas. The six-part course progresses in order of difficulty, beginning with basic elements of accounting and concluding with more advance concepts in finance.

Course sections include:

  • Financial statements
  • Financial analysis
  • Issues in financial reporting
  • Corporate finance
  • Valuation
  • Securities

Mini MBA supplemental course is a feature included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) online training course access

The Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) online training course is the ultimate tool to guide you through all the steps of the e-discovery process. Completing this course helps prepare you to become a CEDS, control costs and minimize risks associated with e-discovery in your work.

E-Discovery supplemental course access included in:
Online Extended Pass Blended Extended Pass

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