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. If you hold an undergraduate LLB law degree from a UK university, you may be eligible to sit for the New York Bar exam. If you are a qualified lawyer in any jurisdiction, you may be eligible to sit for the California Bar exam.

Why Qualify as a US Attorney?

There are many reasons to think about qualifying as a US attorney, but here are some of the main ones to consider:

  • Enhance your employability with an international qualification and distinguish yourself as a standout candidate in the market.
  • Build your global presence in the legal market by improving your knowledge to counsel clients with cross-border operations and businesses.
  • Gain new skills and techniques to benefit your personal and professional development.
  • Improve your earning potential as an internationally qualified lawyer.

Current US Bar Exam Formats

The New York Bar Exam consists of:

  • The 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
  • Multistate Multiple Choice Questions (MBE), Essays (MEE) and Performance Test (MPT)
  • Online New York law course (NYLC) and exam (NYLE)

Whilst the California Bar Exam consists of:

  • The 2-day Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
  • Multistate Multiple Choice Questions (MBE), Essays (MEE) and Performance Test (MPT)

All applicants must also take the MPRE ethics exam before or after sitting the New York Bar Exam or the California Bar Exam.

Why prepare with The University of Law?

  • 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.
  • Need to take a day off? No problem. The flexible online learning platform configures a daily task schedule from day one of your studies up to the bar exam. If you need to take a few days off, your schedule will automatically adapt to keep you on track.
  • 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.

Pass first time, or study again for free*. We’re so confident in our US Bar Prep course that if you don’t pass the bar first time you can take the course again for free.*

*Ts&Cs apply

US Bar Prep Course Details

US Bar Prep Course Details

Bar Exam Dates: February and July

The University of Law yearly intakes: 

  • May – July (in preparation for the February exams)
  • September – November (in preparation for the July exams) 

Duration and Study Time: You can join anytime within a three-month window of the course start date, but please note that the later you start the course, the higher the weekly study hours you will need to devote. The course runs over a period of nine months and takes around 12-15 hours of study per week, but it is completely flexible. You can adapt your studies around your personal and professional commitments and study at your own pace.

Study Options: This course is part-time, online. 

Fees: £4,000

Next Steps

Book the course

For more information, visit The University of Law’s website.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]


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