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US Bar Preparation Course Online

Developed in partnership with Themis, one of the largest US Bar exam preparation providers, this career-enhancing course will prepare you to pass the New York or California Bar Exam so you can qualify as an attorney for the New York or California Bar. This course has been designed especially for non-US law graduates and lawyers by building upon your existing knowledge and developing your legal analysis and communication skills.

Themis’ unique expertise, combined with our experience as the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education, will provide you with a strong understanding of US state law and the opportunity to work across borders.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, there are eligibility requirements to sit the Bar Exam. Please ensure you are eligible to sit the exam before booking the course.

 

Locations

Online

Next start date

May 2022

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Is this course right for you?

 

To find out if you are eligible to sit this exam, visit our Qualifying as an attorney page.

 

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Gain new skills and techniques to benefit your personal and professional development.

You’ll have dedicated mentor support and bespoke workshops designed for you.

You can adapt your study schedule around your work and personal commitments.

Course Details

US Bar Preparation Course

Our US Bar Preparation Course has been designed to prepare you for either the New York or California Bar Exam. You’ll cover a range of core topics and have the choice to specialise in either state’s legislation, depending on eligibility.

Why choose to study the US Bar Preparation Course?

  • You’ll be able to enhance your employability by gaining an international qualification and developing a wider scope of knowledge to benefit your professional development.
  • Receive unparalleled student support with our bespoke workshops, created to help bridge the gap between the legislation of the country you are qualified in and US law. You’ll also be assigned a licensed attorney who will grade your essays and provide you with detailed feedback as well as have regular meetings with our tutors.
  • You can feel confident in passing the Bar, as we’ll provide you with access to an online portal containing lectures, past papers, and additional resources.
  • Enjoy flexible study with our part-time, online study option. You can study when and how you want and customise your learning around work and personal commitments.
  • No visas are required to study the course, making it easier than ever to study for the US Bar.
  • We offer the most affordable US Bar Preparation Course in the UK for non-US graduates and lawyers.

Please note: Before booking onto this course, please ensure that you are eligible to sit the US Bar Exam. View the full eligibility requirements.

Course Structure

All students will be required to study the core modules. You will have the option to specialise and study for either the New York or California Bar.

Please note: to sit the California Bar Exam, you must be a qualified lawyer from a common or civil law country. To sit the New York Bar Exam, you must have completed a three-year, on-campus LLB from a common-law country (some exclusions apply). See our Qualifying as an attorney page for more details.

Core modules:

  • Tort (Torts)
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Real Property (Land)
  • Civil Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Constitutional Law

New York modules:

  • Agency and Partnership
  • Corporations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts and Secured Transactions

California modules:

  • Business Associations
  • Community Property
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Remedies
  • Trusts and Succession

Course Start Dates

This course prepares you for the February 2023 Bar Exam and runs over a period of nine months, starting on Monday 2 May. It takes around 12-15 hours of study per week, but it is completely flexible, so you can adapt your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at your own pace. The enrolment deadline for this course is Wednesday 31 August, but please note that the later you start the course, the higher the weekly study hours you will need to devote to catch up.

This course prepares you for the July 2023 Bar Exam and runs over a period of nine months, starting on Monday 3 October. It takes around 12-15 hours of study per week, but it is completely flexible, so you can adapt your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at your own pace. The enrolment deadline for this course is Tuesday 31 January 2023, but please note that the later you start the course, the higher the weekly study hours you will need to devote to catch up.

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how you can fit this course around your existing commitments, take a look at our course dates.

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There is no formal assessment for this course, and it does not lead to an academic award.

The Bar Exam will be held externally by the California Bar and the New York State Board of Law Examiners (NYSBOLE) in conjunction with the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

For details on how to register your eligibility to sit the exam, book, receive assessment results and request any reasonable adjustments, please visit the NYSBOLE or California Bar website:

There are three assessments taken over two consecutive days. The exam formats vary slightly, depending on if you wish to take the New York or California Bar exam, but follows the same structure:

Day 1:

  • Multistate Essay Exam - consisting of a number of questions to test your ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Multistate Performance Test - consisting of tasks to test fundamental skills required as an attorney.

Day 2:

  • Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) – a multiple choice exam covering Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.

For further information about your eligibility to sit the exam, please see our Qualifying as an attorney page.

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Fees and Booking

 

Booking opens soon. To be notified when the course is available to book, fill out our enquiry form.

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2021/2022 Course fees
Online: £4,000

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £250 US Bar Preparation Course Discount.

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