Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions before you buy? Here are some FAQ’s

Yes. Materials will be shipped to your home.

Yes. You can submit questions during the session through an online chat window – our course administrator will ask your question and the professor will respond via the live session.

We charge a small processing fee to help us cover the administrative costs associated with running the Payment Plan Program.

We ask that you submit a copy of your driver’s license when you return the Payment Plan Authorization form because we typically service students right before they change their physical address and your driver’s license can help us locate you at a later date. As for the copy of the front and back of your credit card, our credit card processing provider requires that we have this on file any time we are charging a credit card for services that have already been rendered.

After course materials have been mailed, you can download all the information you need to prepare for Law Preview by logging into your account using the following URL: http://www.lawpreview.com/login.php.

The online access information will be sent at least one week before the live session.

We ship our course materials by UPS Ground Delivery so they arrive at least 2-3 weeks before your session’s start date. All students who sign up for the Legal Research and Writing Workshop can pick up those books on Saturday morning. If you’re signing up late (the weekend before the course), you can simply complete the reading assignments using the downloadable PDF we provide and pick up a hard copy of any course materials the first day of the class — we always have extras on site! We do not ship to P.O. boxes.

The Live Stream Course will take place on July 23-28, 2018 from 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST. This will be a live stream of the 6-Day Live Course at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Generally, classes run Monday – Friday from 7:45AM to 5:00PM; our Saturday classes usually start at 9:00AM and end at 6:00PM. For the exact times of your Law Preview session, you can download a course schedule by logging into your account.

The form must be returned within 5 business days. Returning the Payment Plan Authorization form by fax (617-695-9386) is probably the fastest and most secure way to return it to us. If you’d like to mail it, you may send it to: Law Preview, c/o Payment Plan, 880 Blue Gentian Rd, Ste 140, Eagan, MN 55121. Since the Payment Plan Authorization form contains credit card information, we do not recommend you scan/email it back to us, unless you save the form as an encrypted, password protected PDF — if you choose this option, remember to give us a call with the password so we can open the file!

Law Preview reserves the right to turn your entire account over to a collection agency. In addition, we also reserve the right to report any non-payment to the registrar at your law school for inclusion in your character and fitness file, which could negatively affect your admission to the Bar.

Preferred browser is Google Chrome and we recommend a hard wired internet connection with sufficient bandwidth for streaming video.

Our Payment Plan Option allows students to reserve a seat and attend any 5- or 6-day Law Preview class simply by paying a $400 non-refundable seat deposit and a $50 processing fee. Then, the balance of any unpaid tuition will be billed in two equal installments on September 15th and November 15th.

BARBRI Law Preview is a highly effective way to anticipate and prepare for the rigorous expectations of law school. The live course is a 5-day overview of core 1L subjects including legal fundamentals, academic strategies and test-taking tips, plus a 1-day Legal Research & Writing Workshop. Our newest, time-flexible course allows you to prep, self-paced, on your schedule by providing you access to five online modules that teach proven academic success strategies including Case Briefing & Case Law Analysis, 12 Steps to Academic Success, Outlining and Exam Prep, Exam Taking Strategies and Legal Research sponsored by LexisNexis.

Each day will begin at 8:00AM EST and end at 5:00PM EST. Click here to see a sample of a 6-Day Course syllabus.

Come as casual as you like. T-shirts, sandals and shorts are fine; however, we do recommend that you bring a sweatshirt or light jacket with you since many of the schools that host Law Preview keep their facilities pretty cool during the summer months.

6-Day Live Course

Lasting Monday-Saturday at law schools around the country, our law school boot camp consists of 45+ hours of classroom instruction, incorporating four separate components:

  • Preview Lectures. Our distinguished faculty of law school professors provide substantive overviews for each core first-year course. Unlike uninitiated law students who are forced to read cases in a vacuum during the semester, Law Preview students step onto their law school campuses with a foundational undestanding and framework of each 1L Course: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property and Torts. By week’s end, you will have read and case-briefed more than 30 of the most important cases you will again encounter during your first year of law school.
  • Academic Skills. Law Preview alums who experienced tremendous success in law school and legal practice return to teach students the skills they used to finish at the top of their law school classes. Law Preview students learn how to brief cases, outline for each class, study effectively and manage your time — all proven academic strategies that are critical to earning great grades during your first year of law school.
  • Exam-Taking Skills. Students will learn our unique exam-taking methods and practice them on real law school exams. During our 4-hour Exam-Taking Strategies Workshop, a real law school professors teach students how to deconstruct hypothetical fact patterns and draft “A+” responses.
  • Legal Research & Writing Workshop. Saturday at each Law Preview Live location consists of the 1-day Legal Research and Writing Workshop. Sponsored by LexisNexis, students learn the fundamentals of online legal research and hone their persuasive writing skills.

6-Day Live Stream Course

Can’t travel to a live location this summer, but don’t want to miss out on all the fun? You can Live Stream the 6-day Live Law School Prep course from Emory University School of Law (Monday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2018) using our live, online synchronous technology. Professionally captured video/audio allows remote students to feel like they’re sitting in the front row as the action unfolds! Ask/answer questions and learn from some of our best instructors from the comfort of your own home.

5-Day Live Course

Got a wedding to attend this summer, or are you a Sabbath observer, preventing you from attending the Legal Research & Writing Workshop on Saturday? Not a problem, just join us Monday-Friday and attend our flagship consisting of:

  • Preview Lectures. Our distinguished faculty of law school professors provide substantive overviews for each core first-year course. Unlike uninitiated law students who are forced to read cases during the semester, Law Preview students step onto their law school campuses with a foundational understanding and framework of each 1L Course: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Property and Torts. By week’s end, you will have read and case-briefed more than 30 of the most important cases you will again encounter during your first year of law school.
  • Academic Skills. Law Preview alums who experienced tremendous success in law school and legal practice return to teach students the skills they used to finish at the top of their law school classes. Law Preview students learn how to brief cases, outline for each class, study effectively and manage your time — all proven academic strategies that are critical to earning great grades during your first year of law school.
  • Exam-Taking Skills. Students will learn our unique exam-taking methods and practice them on real law school exams. During our 4-hour Exam-Taking Strategies Workshop, a real law school professors teach students how to deconstruct hypothetical fact patterns and draft “A+” responses.

1-Day Legal Research & Writing Workshop

Maybe you work and the only day you can attend a LIVE program is on Saturday – that’s fine. Saturday at each Law Preview Live location consists of the 1-day Legal Research and Writing Workshop. Sponsored by LexisNexis, students learn the fundamentals of online legal research and hone their persuasive writing skills.

Law Preview Online

Students who seek an on-demand, asynchronous alternative can purchase Law Preview Online. We’ve taken the Academic and Exam-Writing skills — 7 hours of instruction — and put them online for students to review at their convenience during the summer and throughout the 1L year.

Recordings of the session will be available in the online portal a few hours after the session concludes for a limited time.

Yes. There is about 35-40 pages of reading per class which generally takes students about 3-1/2 hours to complete. Once again, we recommend that you read ahead through Wednesday on the syllabus so you do not find yourself overwhelmed with work during the week.

The modules are self-paced.

For students who sign up at the last minute, we provide you with a downloadable PDF of the course book so you can complete your assignments for the first day. We have a few extra books on hand at the session for those students who register at the last minute and need a hardcopy of the book.

If you register for a 1-Day Live, 5-Day Live, 6-Day Live or Live Stream Course and withdraw more than two weeks before the start date, we will refund everything but a $400 seat reservation deposit.  Withdrawals less than two weeks before the course start, will not receive any refund.

You could switch to another live or live stream session where we still have space, at no added charge.  If that doesn’t work for you and we can’t get you off the waitlist, we’ll refund you in full.

Unfortunately not. The only real option for you would be Law Preview Online, our online on-demand academic and exam-taking skill course.

The free study aids supplied by Aspen Publishers are sent digitally to the email address used to register.

Returning the Payment Plan Authorization form by fax (617-695-9386) is probably the fastest and most secure way to return it to us. If you’d like to mail it, you may send it to: Law Preview, c/o Payment Plan, 880 Blue Gentian Rd, Ste 140, Eagan, MN 55121. Since the Payment Plan Authorization form contains credit card information, we do not recommend you scan/email it back to us unless you save the form as an encrypted, password protected PDF — if you choose this option, remember to give us a call with the password so we can open the file!

Absolutely. For students who are visually impaired, we make our written materials available in a digital format that might make them easier to read. For students who are hearing impaired, we will provide transcription services during one session each summer in a designated city. Based on the level of interest, we will try to find a city that is convenient for the most people in need of this accommodation. Email us before May 1st to learn more about our accommodations for the hearing impaired.

Pretty seriously. We recommend that you read through Wednesday before you arrive. We cover a lot of material during the week and the professors are going to expect you to have read in advance. If you need the reading assignments for your class, you can download them by logging into your account.

You can register for Law Preview and attend any 5- or 6-day course using the Payment Plan Option simply by indicating your desire to do so during our online registration process. Once your registration and seat deposit have been received, a customer service representative will email you a Payment Plan Authorization Form, which you then must compete and return to us within 5 business days with a copy of your driver’s license and the front/back of the credit card you intend to use to charge the balance of your tuition.

There are no book fees. All of the supplemental content for each module will be available as a PDF download. The course does include the 1L Outline Book, which is also in PDF format. It may be mailed to the student at their request.

Unfortunately not. The only real option for you would be Law Preview Online, our online on-demand academic and exam-taking skill course.

Yes. Using the format outlined in the Case Briefing chapter of our book, attempt to brief the cases for at least the first two days. We will review the case briefing process on the first day, and at the conclusion of each professor’s substantive lecture you will be able to download model case briefs so that you can compare them to yours and gauge your progress.

Most students bring one for note taking, but it’s not necessary if you’re more old school and like to use a pen and paper.

No. You will only have the ability to view the course live or watch the recordings afterward.

Yes. If using a tablet or smartphone, simply utilize the web browser to navigate to the online course portal.

Because of obvious copyright issues, we do not allow students to record Law Preview lectures.

The professors generally break about once an hour to give students a chance to stretch their legs or grab a cup of coffee. Additionally, there is a one-hour lunch break each day to allow students to visit restaurants and delis on or around campus.

Yep. If your enrollment qualifies for an early enrollment discount and/or a discount from one of our partner schools or organizations, you will still be able to deduct those amounts from your overall Law Preview tuition.

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