Madrid IE Law students will get Barbri prep for California bar

BARBRI and IE Law School in Madrid are joining forces to offer the school's qualified LL.M. students and alumni the opportunity to increase their global career options by becoming a U.S. attorney.

The agreement positions IE Law School as the first European law school to exclusively offer its own LL.M. students and alumni who are already qualified in another jurisdiction, a course preparing for the California state bar exam.

BARBRI's Extended U.S. Bar Preparation will be available to IE Law School LL.M. students and alumni beginning in April 2020 to prepare for the February 2021 California Bar Exam. 

The BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Preparation is designed for non-U.S. law graduates and lawyers to prepare them to sit for a U.S. state bar exam. Starting with a 90-hour overview of U.S. Law, BARBRI offers a combination of online home study and classroom workshops, and focuses on those topics international students find difficult and/or are most frequently examined. Each student is supported by a personal study mentor who is a U.S.-qualified attorney and expert advisor on the U.S. bar exams.

"IE Law School has demonstrated its progressive and global philosophy by ensuring its students have opportunities that cross borders and industries," said Rob Dudley, BARBRI International regional director of EuropeMiddle East & Africa. "We're very excited to partner with the school to offer further truly career-building advantages for the students."

"This is a great opportunity for IE Law School; soon we will incorporate this option in our Masters in Law," said Carlos de la Pedraja, vice-dean and general manager of IE Law School. "In this way, we will offer the qualification in Spain and the United States in 22 months. Our partnership with BARBRI is geared toward offering our qualified students the tools, knowledge and additional credentials to make global practice a reality and we're confident this will equip them to differentiate themselves in the legal industry."