A commercial Bar preparation course, which runs for approximately eight weeks prior to the Bar Exam, is necessary for you to review what you have already learned in law school and to learn Bar Exam-tested subjects that you have not yet studied.
The commercial Bar course providers are quite familiar with what is tested and how it is tested. Your commercial course will provide you with materials and a study plan to help you prepare for the exam.
There are several commercial Bar courses in the New York area that offer a full-time study program. It is best for you to research each of them and determine which is the best for you and your learning style.
BarBri Bar Review, Kaplan/PMBR, Pieper Bar Review, and Themis Bar Review company student representatives are often in our law school cafeteria during the school year. We strongly encourage you to research all three programs to learn about each course and how the various courses differ.
Many students opt to participate in additional commercial prep programs. The following programs would be taken in conjunction with a full-time course.
Provides students with practice questions, outlines and flashcards that expose you to the content tested on the Bar exam. Offers a money back guarantee, with restrictions.
BarMax NY contains audio lectures from Harvard Law School-educated law professors, a calendar and task list to keep you organized, full technical support, real MBE questions, practice essays and performance tests, and flashcards. The course is accessible on computer and all mobile devices and tablets. BarMax also offers scholarships to students who will be working in public interest/service.
Emanuel Bar Review
Offers Bar-in-a-Box, which provides a comprehensive set of Bar Review materials for MBE exams.
In addition to the full time course, offers three and six day MBE-only courses. Practice questions and tutorials are designed to supplement a comprehensive Bar preparation course.
Marino Bar Review
Created by Professor Joseph Marino, this is a comprehensive online bar review course that includes all the outlines, lectures and problems necessary to prepare for the Bar. His course also offers supplemental skill building workshops that focus on essay writing, the MBE and the MPT. For students that need extra one-on-one attention, Marino Bar Tutors offers highly trained and certified bar exam tutors.
Software providing study materials and 2,300 practice MBE-type questions.
Software providing study materials and timed MBE exams.
Pass Your Bar
Various software and study aids available.
The Study Group
Software providing 900 Simulated Practice Questions.
Offers the NY Essay Advantage one-day course
Offers various essay writing workshops.