The Harcourt publishing company founded Barbri in 1974
when it acquired two bar review programs. Since its founding Barbri has been owned by large firms, including Thomson Reuters and Leeds Equity Partners. Barbri products have been used by more than a million law school students
. In the last 20 years Barbri has settled multiple antitrust lawsuits
. Barbri's bar prep programs cost $2,495-4,095
and include 100+
official NCBE questions from past bar exams. Barbri offers access to its online products for three months
Themis Bar Review is based in Chicago and was founded in 2008.
Themis publishes its pass rates publicly on its website
. Themis bar prep programs cost $1,595-2,695
and include an unknown
amount of NCBE questions. Themis offers access to its online products for four months
Stanley Kaplan founded Kaplan, Inc. in 1938.
Kaplan jumped into the bar review space in 2006
when it acquired PMBR
, a company that provides test prep for the MBE. In 2008
Kaplan expanded its bar review offerings. Kaplan's bar prep programs cost $2,299-3,999
and include 1,200+
NCBE questions. Kaplan offers access to its online products for four months
Alexander Nakis founded AmeriBar in 1999. It's headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. AmeriBar's bar exam prep programs cost $895-2,545 and include 1,400+ NCBE questions. AmeriBar offers access to its online products for up to three years.
Michael Ghaffary and Mehran Ebadolahi founded BarMax in 2010. BarMax's bar exam prep programs cost $699-1,499 and include 1,905+ NCBE questions. BarMax offers lifetime access to its online products.
Tarek Fadel founded AdaptiBar in 2003. AdaptiBar's bar exam prep programs cost $395-1,065 and include up to 1,700+ NCBE questions. AdaptiBar offers access to its online products for 5-7 months.
Matt Sellers founded Quimbee in 2007. Quimbee's bar prep programs cost $499-999 and include up to 1,830+ NCBE questions. Quimbee offers access to its online products for 5 months.