Online law school prep course

30+ hours of in-depth learning, five top law professors, one chance to excel

Course overview

Get the competitive advantage you need to get to the top of your 1L class

The Law Preview Law School Prep Course is more than 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.

Here's how Law Preview gives you a competitive advantage:

  • Get an in-depth introduction to core 1L courses before day one
  • Brief actual cases and learn how to outline like a pro
  • Learn proven exam-taking strategies from top law school professors
  • Access resources like best-selling study-aids and study schedules

"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 in your law school prep course

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

Additional course features include:

  • Downloadable calendars and study schedules
  • A personal LexisNexis Lexis Advance account
  • Online, on-demand access to the Academic Skills course
  • Access to the Law Preview Alumni newsletter providing helpful tips, tricks, and guidance throughout your 1L year

1L material overview

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

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 research & writing

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

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What you'll learn with Law Preview


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 resources

BARBRI 1L Mastery

BARBRI 1L Mastery

The BARBRI 1L Mastery 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, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Property and Torts.


Free study aids

1L study aids & resources

Students will receive access to the West Academic Study Aids Collection as part of the Law Preview course. 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 to teach a one-day legal writing and research workshop. During this workshop, LexisNexis’ team of attorney-instructors introduce students to the nuances of online legal research.

After the workshop, BARBRI Law Preview each student receives their own personal Lexis Advance account that allows them to practice their online legal research skills in the weeks prior to law school.


Preview the course syllabus

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

Attend live expert Q&A sessions on Zoom

Attend a live expert Q&A session and get your questions answered. Our law school experts are here to help guide you through Law Preview course content, ensuring that you're prepared for law school by your first day.

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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

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Learn more
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 West Academic
BARBRI 1L Mastery Package
Interactive Zoom Q&A with Law School Experts
Extended Course Access Until May 31, 2025

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The on-demand course will be available to registered students until May 31, 2025.



Yes. Just like law school, you’ll have pre-assigned readings to complete before beginning each lecture. You can download the syllabus here.

Yes, we will review the case briefing process and provide a template for you to use.

Yes, there are several reading assignments from the digital course book we recommend you complete in conjunction with several of the lectures.

For students who are visually impaired, we will provide written materials in a digital format that works with screen reader software. For students who are hearing impaired, all lectures have closed captioning available. If you have additional questions or need to request ADA accommodations, please contact us at [email protected]

We know that law school can be expensive and that BARBRI's Law Preview prep course, although an indispensable way of protecting your educational investment, is not within every student’s summer budget. That's why we allow you to finance with Affirm during enrollment to create easy, fixed monthly payments over 3, 6 or 12 months at 0% or 10 - 36% APR.

The interest rate (0% or 10-36% APR) and term options (3, 6 or 12 months) you are offered is based on the tuition amount and on a credit check. You can check your eligibility during enrollment and it will not impact your credit score – provide some basic information and get a real-time decision to split your purchase into 3, 6, or 12 monthly payments at 0% or 10 - 36% APR. For example, on a $700 purchase, you may pay $63.18 for 12 months with a 15% APR.

Once you Finance with Affirm, you will begin making payments immediately to Affirm, but the entire balance of your tuition does not need to be paid prior to your course starting or ending.

Rates from 0% APR or 10-36% APR. Payment options through Affirm are subject to an eligibility check, may not be available in all states, and are provided by these lending partners: Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.

When you finance, a down payment may be required and Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey state-chartered bank, Member FDIC. Learn more about Financing with Affirm.

Yes. 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.