Law School Prep Course

Your Blueprint to Law School Success

In-Person Option

Course Option No Longer Available Due to COVID-19

In-Person Option

Attend Law Preview from a law school classroom near you. This option gives students the added benefit of meeting and networking with professors and fellow incoming 1L students.

Live Stream Option

Course Option No Longer Available Due to COVID-19

Live Stream Option

Attend Law Preview via live stream and take part in interactive Q&A with professors via chat.

On-Demand Option

100% Online

On-Demand Option

A recorded version of our Live Stream, you'll get to access all six days of Law Preview in a self-paced, on-demand format. Pause, rewind and binge-watch this course at your leisure between May 1 - August 31.

Course Overview

Learn How to Think Like a Top Law Student

The Law Preview Law School Prep Course is more than simply a preview of the law school experience, it's a carefully calculated program that allows students to walk into law school with a meaningful advantage over the competition.

Our Students Thrive

"I received all A’s my first semester and am ranked #1 in my class. Law Preview gave me the right mindset entering into law school, and I feel the class was a big part of my success. Not only did it help me succeed grades wise, but the class also gave me a sense of excitement to start law school."

Shaun C.

University of Houston Law Center

"I received grades and my rank [#1] within the last month, and I am 100% sure that it was the methods and reassurance that I received from the program that helped me so significantly throughout the school year."

Valencia B.

Howard University School of Law

"Law Preview gave me a solid foundation, a great study program and a concrete approach to law school. I never felt lost or overwhelmed because the approach and attitude that Law Preview champions was my guiding star. I finished up the year with a 4.04 average and was offered admission to Columbia Law School as a transfer."

Robert M.

Columbia University School of Law

"My GPA is 3.82 (around the top 5%). Law Preview was a great warm-up for my courses. It familiarized me with much of the legal terminology,  and I found the test-taking tips from professors especially helpful. There is no time to waste in law school wavering on study strategies, and I felt I went in with a winning strategy in hand."

Mark B.

American University - Washington College of Law

"Just completed my 1st year at Brooklyn. The numbers from 2nd semester came in this past week: A's in Con Law, and Civ Pro, and A- in Contracts, Property, and Legal Writing. GPA is 3.78. Not bad for someone who walked out of every exam sure that he bombed it. Anyway, your class was a huge help. Keep up the good work."

Dan S.

Brooklyn Law School

"I am a 1L at Florida A & M University in Orlando. I attended Law Preview last summer in San Francisco. I finished my first semester with a 3.76 and was first in my night school class while maintaining my position as a middle school principal in a school with 1100 students. Thank you."

Pamela H.

Florida A&M University School of Law

What's Included

The Law Preview Law School Prep Course is the ultimate course for law school success. Learn core 1L material, legal writing and research and more from the nation’s top law professors. All in an interactive, engaging format.

1L Material Overview

35 Hours // Read More

1L Material Overview

Get a comprehensive overview of core 1L material including contracts, property, torts, criminal law, civil procedure and constitutional law.

Academic Skills Workshops

12+ Hours // Read More

Academic Skills Workshop

Four separate Academic Skills Workshops provide key academic skills including case briefing and case law analysis, outlining, exam-taking strategies and more.

Legal Writing & Research

7 Hours // Read More

Legal Writing & Research

Learn argument structure, persuasive writing, oral argument, how to analyze legal authority and gain access to online research by LexisNexis.

Live Q&A with Professors

Our courses give you the chance to ask your toughest questions to top law professors from across the country. (Not included in the On-Demand Course option.)

Take The First Step Toward The Top Of The Class

Course Syllabus

The Law Preview Course has been optimized to allow our students to digest instructor content while moving at a quick pace. The syllabus shown here demonstrates how our courses are typically structured.

Here's What You'll Learn


Intro to 1L Curriculum

Get an overview of core courses including contracts, property, criminal law and more.


Exam-Taking Strategies

Learn our proven Five-Step process to help you prepare for and ace exams.


Outlining & Note-Taking

Learn the right way to outline and take notes as a law student. 


Legal Argument Structure

Gain an understanding of persuasive writing, oral argument and more.


Case Briefing & Analysis

Develop good habits by learning the correct way to analyze and brief cases.


Law School Success Skills

Learn what it takes to succeed in law school and beyond. 

Additional Course Features

BARBRI 1L Mastery

BARBRI 1L Mastery Package

The BARBRI 1L Mastery Package includes detailed course outlines and on-demand video lectures paired with multiple choice and essay practice questions, which allow you to learn the rules in the most effective and efficient manner.

This package covers the tools needed for all required 1L courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Property and Torts.


Free Study Aids

1L Study Aids & Resources

Students will receive three of the best-selling study aids from Aspen Publishers' Explanations & Examples series, Emanuel Law Outline Series and Chruchtime series.

Law Preview students also gain access to LexisNexis legal research and writing resources.


LexisNexis Resources

LexisNexis Resources

BARBRI Law Preview has partnered with LexisNexis – the nation’s leading provider of online legal research.  LexisNexis’ team of attorney-instructors introduce students to the nuances of online legal research.

After the class, BARBRI Law Preview students receive their own personal Lexis Advance accounts that would allow them to practice their online legal research skills in the weeks prior to law school.


Job Portal Access

Job Network Early Access

Receive an exclusive, early opportunity to connect with recruiters at our sponsoring firms months before formal on-campus interviews.

Gain access to The Law Preview Job Network and let top legal recruiters find you with the click of a button.


Early Enrollment Pricing Available Now

Law Preview Students Outperform

"I am confident that attending Law Preview set me up to succeed academically in my first semester at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. I was apprehensive of law school, and fearful of how I would stack up on the curve. Law Preview gave me the confidence and skills to apply in order to succeed academically. I would 100% take Law Preview again, and definitely recommend it to anybody about to start law school!"

Sara S.

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

"Being diligent about staying on track with Law Preview’s schedule and knowing which days I could take off from studying helped me stay on track, be efficient and helped me achieve a 4.0 GPA my fall quarter which put me at around the top 1% of my class."

Stephanie S.

University of California - Hastings College of the Law

"The course overviews of my classes and exam-taking tips at Law Preview were extremely beneficial and allowed me to hit the ground running from day one. I would recommend the program to anyone looking to gain an upper hand at their law school."


Matthew C.

Suffolk University Law School

"I received grades and my rank [#1] within the last month, and I am 100% sure that it was the methods and reassurance that I received from the program that helped me so significantly throughout the school year."

Valencia B.

Howard University School of Law

"Law Preview has helped me achieve top grades throughout 1L, excel throughout my school’s on-campus interview program, and land a summer associate offer at one of the most prestigious law firms in NYC."

Michael Z.

Columbia Law School

"Law Preview taught me the habits that I used to succeed during my first semester of law school. Had it not been for the class, I would not have understood the importance of briefing cases, integrating my notes from class with my initial notes, and outlining, and how these practices impact performance on the final exam. Because I knew how imperative it was to discipline myself into practicing these strategies on a daily basis, I was able to stick to an efficient schedule that ultimately produced very successful results."

Monica C.

Georgetown University Law Center

"Law Preview certainly helped to prepare me for my 1L year not only by simulating the rigor of a law school classroom, but by providing tools and guidance throughout my first semester. With the support of LP, I was able to succeed in my first semester and receive a GPA of 3.78 which places me in the top 10% of my class! I am so grateful for this program and all the opportunities it has provided!"


Fordham University School of Law


Finished with a B+ or Higher GPA at the end of 1L


Were Offered a Summer Associate or Clerkship After 2L


Were Invited to Participate on a Law Review or Journal


Finished in the Top 10% of Their 1L Class



Reg. $1,195

Take Advantage of Early Enrollment Pricing, Now Through June 15, 2020

Course Access: May 1 - August 31

Prep For 1L From Anywhere With 100% Online Learning

Core 1L Material Overview
1L Academic Skills Workshop
1L Academic Skills Online Course
Legal Writing & Research Workshop
Study Aids From Aspen Publishers
BARBRI 1L Mastery Package
Job Network Early Access
Virtual Office Hours with Professors
Interactive Q&A With Professors
Network With Fellow Students
Learn in a Law School Classroom

Live Stream


Reg. $1,295

Cancelled Due to COVID-19, Click Here to Read Our Statement

Attend A Live Course From The Comfort Of Your Home Or Office

Core 1L Material Overview
1L Academic Skills Workshop
1L Academic Skills Online Course
Legal Writing & Research Workshop
Study Aids From Aspen Publishers
BARBRI 1L Mastery Package
Job Network Early Access
Interactive Q&A With Professors
Network With Fellow Students
Learn in a Law School Classroom



Reg. $1,395

Cancelled Due to COVID-19, Click Here to Read Our Statement

The Ultimate Course To Set You Up For Law School Success

Core 1L Material Overview
1L Academic Skills Workshop
1L Academic Skills Online Course
Legal Writing & Research Workshop
Study Aids From Aspen Publishers
BARBRI 1L Mastery Package
Job Network Early Access
Interactive Q&A With Professors
Network With Fellow Students
Learn in a Law School Classroom

No-Interest Payment Plan Available

Reserve your seat today with the no-interest Payment Plan Option. 

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Related Questions

I’ve been accepted to law school for this year, but am considering a deferral until Fall 2021. What should I do if I still want to take Law Preview?

We can appreciate the uncertainty that a lot of students may feel about starting law school right now. So, if you’re unsure whether you’ll be heading to law school this fall, or waiting until 2021, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. If you take Law Preview this summer, but ultimately defer law school until 2021, just provide us with a letter of deferral from your school and we’ll allow you to re-take the class next summer at no additional cost. If that’s your situation, you can actually get two chances to experience the best law school prep course in the country – once this summer as a practice run (to learn what it’ll take to crush your 1L year), and once next summer (when it really matters).

Why did you cancel the 6-day Live Classroom sessions in July and August – couldn’t the COVID-19 crisis be over by then?

It certainly could, and hopefully is. However, after consulting with the law schools that host Law Preview over the summer, it became clear that many felt hesitant to have classrooms with 100+ students given all current warnings. 

We also felt that the last thing entering law students needed the summer before law school was any stress and/or uncertainty accompanying their participation in Live Classroom sessions that may subsequently get canceled on short notice (e.g., travel and lodging accommodations, lack of adequate time to prepare for 1L, etc.).

So, in an effort to better manage everyone’s expectations, we thought it prudent to only offer the On-Demand class this summer.

Okay, I understand the need to cancel the Live Classroom programs, but why’d you have to cancel the 6-day Live Stream program as well?

Our Live Stream programs are video streams of Live Classroom programs in progress. If we cancel one, and we’re forced to cancel the other.

How come you guys just didn’t run the entire Law Preview program as a 6-day live class on Zoom?

We wrestled with that – truly we did. Given the typical class size (100+ students), the length of our lectures (4- to 6-hours), and that there is usually quite a bit of class participation during the program, we were concerned that we couldn’t provide a meaning learning experience with Zoom. But trust us, the On-Demand class receives rave reviews every summer!

What exactly is the On-Demand Law Preview course and how does it differ from the Live Classroom or Live Stream class you’ve offered in the past?

It’s basically the same thing. Our On-Demand program is a recording of last summer’s Law Preview Live Stream from the University of Southern California School of Law. On-Demand students receive access to all six days of lecture during that session in a self-paced, on-demand format.

The only other noticeable difference between the Live Classroom and the On-Demand program is that the camera seems to add 10lbs to some of the lecturers – at least that’s what we tell ourselves! 

Wait, it’s a recording? What if I have a question?

Most questions were asked and answered by students who participated in last summer’s Live Classroom / Live Stream program.  However, if you have a question, or seek clarification on a point we cover, we will host live (virtual) office hours via Zoom the last two weeks of July 2020 with all the instructors from the On-Demand session.

How long will I have access to the On-Demand Course?

The On-Demand class will be available to registered students between May 1 and August 31, 2020.

Is there homework? Do you have a schedule for the On-Demand Law Preview course I can see?

Yes. Just like Law School, you’ll have pre-assigned readings you’ll have to complete before beginning each lecture. You can download the On-Demand syllabus by clicking here.

I see that I get 1L Mastery as part of the On-Demand Law Preview course, what’s the difference?

BARBRI 1L Mastery is a set of study aids developed for current law students who seek clarity and practice as they grapple with black-letter law they learn during the semester.  The BARBRI 1L Mastery Package gives 1L’s access to detailed outlines, final exam review lectures and practice questions for all 1L subjects.

By contrast, BARBRI Law Preview is a one-week law school prep course offered the summer before 1L. The program readies entering students for the rigors of law school and teaches the skills needed for academic excellence. Professors from top law schools provide an overview of the core first-year courses, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts. Beyond substantive doctrine, with the help of Law Preview’s faculty, students also develop resources, techniques, and strategies for academic success.

So, unlike 1L Mastery, Law Preview is not a study aid; rather, it’s a carefully calculated program that prepares and positions serious incoming students to excel in law school, and ultimately, to flourish as lawyers.

Law Preview students will get access to BARBRI 1L Mastery as soon as the new edition is released in September 2020.

If I take the On-Demand course, do I still get the free downloadable study aids from Wolters Kluwer?

C’mon, did you really think we’d skimp on the free study aids? Of course, Wolters Kluwer will send you those in August!

General Questions

Why should I take Law Preview?

Law Preview builds better law students. If you are planning to enter law school, the grades you earn during the 1L year will largely determine whether you will see a meaningful return on the investment you’re making in a legal education.

Law Preview is a carefully designed program that positions serious students to excel during the all-important 1L year by providing overviews of the core first-year subjects as well as proven study and exam-taking tactics.

Mathematically, a law student’s first semester grades will largely determine their overall first-year GPA and class rank. Given the cost of a legal education, walking into your 1L without a proven plan for finishing at the top of your class is a profoundly flawed strategy.

How do I know if Law Preview is right for me?

Whether you are entering a T14 law school on a full-ride, or just got in off the waitlist at a lower-ranked school, you applied to law school to provide yourself with more options upon graduation.

While almost all students in your class will make the same investment of time and money for a law degree, first-year students in the top 10% simply have more options than their classmates in the bottom 90%. This is because top 1L grades open doors while even average grades close them.

Walking into law school with a solid game plan yields more options upon graduation.

Are there prerequisites for enrollment?

There are no prerequisites to attend Law Preview. Most of our students take our program after they have been admitted to law school, during the summer before they begin classes.

However, a growing number of students are taking Law Preview even before they apply to law school to better understand the subject matter and workload before making such an important decision.

What challenges will Law Preview prepare me for?

In addition to mastering case law analysis, case briefing, outlining and exam-writing, our students walk into law school with a foundational understanding of their core 1L classes taught by some of the best legal minds in the country.

Law Preview not only provides serious students with the knowledge and skills they will need to excel during the 1L year, it also helps them avoid many pitfalls and missteps encountered by their smart but unprepared classmates.

By walking into law school with a carefully crafted plan for the 1L year, Law Preview students have a concrete understanding of what is expected of them if they intend to receive an invitation onto Law Review the following June.

Why should I prepare for law school, I didn’t need a prep course for college?

Would you run a marathon without any training? Just because someone offers you a bib to join the race, it’s probably ill-advised line up for the start without building up your endurance.

In the end, even if you are able to limp across the finish line, it’s highly unlikely that you would place among the elite runners who approach the race with discipline, strategy and a plan to win.

Law school is no different than a marathon, except that it is significantly more competitive (and expensive) and only a select few at the top of the class cross the finish line realizing a meaningful return on their investment. Walking into such an environment without preparation, but expecting success, is an incredibly risky move.

Is there homework?

Yes. There are about 35-40 pages of reading per class which generally takes students about 3-1/2 hours to complete.

We recommend that you read ahead through Wednesday on the syllabus so you do not find yourself overwhelmed with work during the week.

Do I really need to brief all my cases?

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.

How seriously should I take the reading assignments?

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. To review the reading assignments for your session, download them from your account.

If I sign up for a Live Classroom class and can’t make it, what’s the refund policy?

If you cancel your seat two weeks before the start date of your session, you will lose a $400 seat reservation deposit; thereafter, no refunds shall be given. If you decide to defer enrollment in law school for a year, your tuition will be applied to a Law Preview class the following summer.

How do I know if a Live Classroom still has space available?

If you are able to register online, we have open seats at the live venue. If a session is filled, we will provide plenty of notice that you are enrolling for a spot on the waitlist.

If I end up on the waitlist for a Live Classroom session, what are my options?

Our Live Classroom sessions do fill up and, when they do, we need to put students on a waitlist. If that happens to you, you have the option to switch to another Live Classroom session in that city or switch to the Live Stream or Online Course options. If none of those options are attractive alternatives for you, we'll issue a full refund.

I thought I was supposed to get free study aids from Aspen Publishers. Where are they?

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

I am visually or hearing impaired. Will Law Preview make reasonable accommodations?

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 closed captions for our online (on-demand) course option so that it is easy to go back and review. Please email us before May 1st to learn more about our accommodations for the hearing impaired.

Course Materials

Are there book fees for course materials?

There are no book fees.

Will I receive a hard copy of the materials for my Live Stream Course?

Yes. Materials will be shipped to your home. A PDF version is also available for immediate download in your user account.

Will I receive a hard copy of the materials for my Online Course?

Online students can immediately download their course materials from their BARBRI user accounts. If you'd like us to send you a hardcopy, just email and we'll be happy to accommodate you.

When should I expect to receive the live course materials?

We ship our course materials by UPS Ground Delivery so they arrive at least 2-3 weeks before your session’s start date. Legal Research and Writing Workshop materials can be picked up 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.

If I sign up late, can I have my course materials overnighted to me?

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.

Does the cost of the online course include any books?

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.

Live Course

Where can I download my reading assignments, schedule, or directions to the law school?

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:

When are the classes held?

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

What is the dress code?

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.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

While most students bring a laptop, it's not necessary. Whatever method of notetaking that works best for you is what we recommend.

What if I'm a Sabbath observer, or have a wedding and can't attend the Saturday class.

No worries, we've got you covered. If you're unable to attend the Saturday class for any reason, just let us know and we'll provide you with the Online Course access to that session.

Are there regular breaks?

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.

Live Stream & Online Course

What kind of computer or computer programs do I need to be able to view the Live Stream Course?

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

Will I be able to ask questions during the Live Stream Course sessions?

Yes. You can submit questions during the session through an online chat window – an on-site student instructor will ask your question and the professor will respond via the live session.

When will I get my email containing my login instructions for the Live Stream Course?

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

When does the live stream course take place?

Every summer we broadcast our Live Stream from one Live Classroom session. Check out our locations and dates to find out which session we'll be streaming this summer.

What’s the difference between Live Stream and Online Law Preview Programs?

Students who enroll in the Live Stream program will watch a LIVE broadcast of the Law Preview Live Classroom class and will have the opportunity to ask questions of professors through a moderated chat feature.

In case Live Stream participants miss a day or need to supplement their notes, we also provide them with on-demand access that allows them to pause/rewind/play; On-Demand access is available on a 24-hour delay. So, Live Stream participants get the best of both online options.

What is the duration of each live stream session?

The Live Stream is typically broadcast from a west coast session. Classes typically run from 7:30AM to 5PM (PST). If that sounds like a long day, it is — but don't worry, we make it fun and provide plenty of breaks!

What if I miss a live stream lecture?

Live Stream participants typically cannot fit Live/Live Stream attendance into their summer work schedule. For that reason, Live Stream students are able to pause/rewind/fast forward during the lectures.

Is the Online Course self-paced or do I join a virtual classroom?

The modules are self-paced.

Do I have the ability to pause and play the Live Stream course at my leisure?

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

Can I view the Live Stream Course on a tablet or smartphone?

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

Can I record the classes to listen to at a later time?

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

Payment Plan

What is the Payment Plan Option?

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

How do I apply using the Payment Plan Option?

You can register for Law Preview and attend any Law Preview 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 complete 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.

Why do you need a copy of my driver’s license and credit card?

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.

What recourse does Law Preview have if I default on my unpaid balance?

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. Thankfully, in 20 years we never had to resort to either option — please don't be our first!

I have to return the Payment Plan Authorization form in 5 days, what’s the best way to do that?

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!

Am I eligible to take advantage of all applicable discounts when using the payment plan option?

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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