DALLAS, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BARBRI Law Preview, part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is partnering with leading law schools, law firms, companies and bar associations to award Law Preview scholarships to students preparing to enter select law schools. Law Preview is an innovative, comprehensive law school prep course that has proven to improve the academic performance of incoming law students.
Sponsoring organizations will fund full scholarships for law students preparing to enter one of the participating schools. Students must apply for the scholarship by May 15, 2016. Scholarship winners will attend a BARBRI Law Preview live lecture summer session where they will learn from the nation's leading law school professors and attorney lecturers what to expect and how to succeed in law school. Some sponsors will also make further investments by mentoring scholarship recipients throughout their 1L year.
Since 1998, thousands of incoming law students have taken the week-long intensive study course prior to entering law school. BARBRI's Law Preview, offered as law professor-led sessions in 21 locations around the country, teaches students how to brief cases, write outlines, study effectively, take tests and manage their time – all critical skills for success in law school. In addition to the skills portion, the classroom course also provides an overview of the six core law school subjects that are required for most students in their first year.
Law Preview has demonstrated success in enabling stronger early academic performance in law school and beyond. An independent study reported that of students who had completed Law Preview, 19 percent finished in the top five percent of their 1L classes and nearly 40 percent finished in the top 10 percent. From a post-school perspective, 88 percent of those who had completed Law Preview passed the bar exam on the first try and 84 percent reported being employed in the legal services industry, or as a judicial clerk, within nine months of graduation.
Scholarship information and a complete list of sponsoring firms and participating law schools can be found at scholarships.
SOURCE BARBRI Law Preview