To celebrate the rapid, continued growth and popularity of its bar review courses and law school support offerings since it began serving law school students almost 6 years ago, Kaplan Bar Review, a leading provider of full-service bar preparation for tomorrow’s lawyers, has awarded a Complete Bar Review Course, free of charge, to its 250,000 th enrollment*: Benjamin Gergen, of Austin, Texas, a 2011 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

Benjamin is both a legacy Kaplan student and legacy lawyer. In addition to being a Kaplan Bar Review student to prepare for July’s Texas state bar exam, Gergen also prepped with Kaplan for the LSAT and he credits Kaplan for helping him raise his LSAT score high enough to get into top-ranked University of Texas at Austin School of Law. “My LSAT prep experience gave me strong confidence in Kaplan’s ability to help me succeed, and all of the incredible resources that Kaplan Bar Review offers make me as confident as I could possibly be that Kaplan will help me pass the Texas state bar exam,” Gergen said. A native of Austin, who majored in finance at Texas Tech University, Gergen is the son of two lawyers who work at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. After passing the bar, Gergen wants to work in criminal justice, a passion he developed while interning with the University of Texas School of Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. Gergen also interned for the Texas Defender Service, where he met with a Death Row inmate to discuss his appeal. Gergen called it “one of the most moving experiences of my life.”

“This important milestone builds on our strong momentum in 2012 and reflects the trust that law students all across the United States, like Benjamin Gergen, have in Kaplan Bar Review’s ability to help them pass the bar and move on into the next phase of their careers,” said Steven Marietti, Esq., Vice President and General Manager, Kaplan Bar Review.

In January, Kaplan Bar Review announced a three-state expansion of its bar review programs for students preparing for the state bar exams in Arizona and West Virginia in time for the July 2012 exam and Washington State for the July 2013 exam. With this expansion to 28 states, plus Washington, D.C., a full-service, Kaplan Bar Review will be available to nearly 85% of the entire bar-taking population.

In a July 2011 bar exit survey of 1,973 bar examinees, at 24 randomly selected locations, who took bar review in states where Kaplan offers full service bar review, examinees who prepared with Kaplan rated Kaplan higher than examinees who prepared with BarBri in seven key categories, including exam likeness of the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) practice questions; essay grading; amount of individualized guidance; amount of support; overall value; online tools; and simulated practice.

Kaplan Bar Review’s complete bar review course includes state-specific bar preparation materials, in addition to over 4,000 exam-like MBE practice questions, unlimited essay grading, and a daily regimen that progressively tailors to improve students’ weakest areas, among other key features.

*250,000 refers to enrollments, not unique students. Some students enrolled in more than one Kaplan Bar Review product.

About Kaplan Bar Review

Kaplan Bar Review ( provides full-service bar review programs in 27 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) and Washington DC, making its courses available to approximately 85% of the U.S. Bar-taking population. Additionally, Kaplan Bar Review offers supplemental preparation for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).

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