STUDY FOR A U.S. BAR EXAM WITH BARBRI AND THE ACADEMY OF LAW
BARBRI and The Academy of Law, a unit of the DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority, have partnered to bring you both classroom and home study options to study for a U.S. bar exam from the GCC. For bar exam preparation, you may choose from a 6-month combined Dubai classroom and online experience or a 10-month online only option based on the amount of time you have to dedicate to bar studies each week. All classroom and online course options offer the same written and online materials and are designed to accommodate candidates who have other commitments.
In addition to the tools outlined below, the Classroom price includes 3-5 networking events with firms as well as specialist speakers and judges forums during your 6 month study period, running from Feb – Jul or Sept – Feb each year.
Separately, the partnership also offers BARBRI Legal English online combined with regionally relevant supplementary sessions offered directly by the Academy. Please enter promo code DIFCAOL during the BARBRI Legal English online registration process to access the BARBRI Legal English online course plus the supplementary sessions for $995.
The Academy of Law was established in 2015 as an independent entity to provide quality ancillary services to the UAE and Middle East legal community. Its mission is to promote the development of the rule of law, the legal system, and the professional legal community through training and regulating lawyers, publishing and disseminating academic research and other information, hosting events for the legal community, and providing free legal advice for people in need through its Pro Bono Programme.
For more information, contact Mr. Jefferson Burton at the Academy of Law at Jefferson.Burton@draacademy.ae or at +971 04 427 3389.
Preparing with BARBRI International
The BARBRI International Bar Preparation programme is designed specifically for non-U.S. graduates 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.
Personal Study Plan
The easy-to-use online Personal Study Plan is your weekly to-do list during the BARBRI International Bar Review 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 analyses more than 1,000 points of data collected from your assignments, grades, practice exams and practice essays. This helps you hone in and improve on areas of law that need the most attention. You spend your study time where it will yield the best results.
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 organisation and structure. Then you can submit your practice essays to BARBRI for grading by a trained essay writing expert. You receive personalised feedback on the style of your writing and the substantive pros-and-cons of your answer.
BARBRI International students will sit a simulated essay day exam and a full two-day mock exam prior to travelling to the US to sit 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 BARBRI International 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.
BARBRI AMP is a highly effective way to master the black letter law and maximise your MBE score. It’s built right into your Personal Study Plan – only when you need it based on assessments of your bar study progress. BARBRI AMP employs interactive software techniques used by video game developers to keep you engaged, motivated and focused. It quickly assesses your level of knowledge and confidence in core areas of law, then focuses your attention where you need additional study. BARBRI AMP monitors your aptitude in real time and instantly configures follow-up questions until you’ve demonstrated a solid grasp of a concept. No other legal study aid does this.
Best U.S. Law Professors
BARBRI International 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 programme.
Additional Tools & Features
Bar Exam Details & Eligibility
A U.S. qualification is more achievable than you might have first thought as New York, California and Texas operate a relatively open policy in permitting foreign law graduates or lawyers to sit their bar examinations and do not impose restrictions to admission on grounds of nationality or residence.
There are many factors to consider and we encourage candidates to attend an Open Day, speak to the Academy of Law contact specified above or to a BARBRI International team member prior to programme enrollment so that you understand the steps required to establish your eligibility and ensure you are available to study for and sit the bar examination.