Kaplan Bar Review, a leading provider of full-service bar preparation, is expanding its bar review program to students preparing for the state bar exams in nine more states: Kentucky, Tennessee and Utah in time for the February 2013 bar exams; and Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma and South Carolina in time for the July 2013 bar exams. Earlier this year, Kaplan announced expansion of full-service bar review preparation in the state of Washington, bringing the total number of new states served by July 2013 to 37, accounting for over 92% of the entire bar-taking population.

“Kaplan Bar Review’s expansion of full-service bar review to these additional nine states continues to build on our successful 2012, when we expanded full-service bar review services to Arizona and West Virginia and continue to see a significant increase in the number of law school students enrolling in our programs,” said Steven Marietti, Esq., vice president and general manager, Kaplan Bar Review. “When students take our full-service bar review course, they benefit from Kaplan’s long standing history of unmatched exam expertise and an unsurpassed curriculum and resources. With Kaplan, students receive practical tools that help them understand and memorize legal concepts; unlimited essay grading that provides students with extremely clear and specific feedback; exam-like multiple-choice practice questions; and an adaptive, exam-focused daily syllabus that progressively tailors to improve their weakest areas. All of our course features are fully integrated with one another and contribute to our high success rate in helping students pass the bar exam.”

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 rated BarBri in seven key areas, including exam likeness of the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) practice questions; essay grading; amount of individualized guidance; amount of student support; overall value, online tools, and simulated practice.*

In 2011 (the most recently fully recorded year), 68% percent of all bar exam takers (54,448 out of 79,953) passed nationally, although pass rates varied by state. The pass rates for all students in Indiana (74%), Kentucky (80%), Minnesota (88%), Montana (90%), Oklahoma (83%), South Carolina (73%), Tennessee (69%) and Utah (84%) were above the national average; Nevada’s pass rate was slightly below the national average at 65%.

*Based on an exit survey of 1,973 July 2011 bar examinees who took bar review. Survey conducted at 24 randomly selected locations in states where Kaplan offers full service bar review. Each respondent rated his/her primary bar review course. Rated higher than BARBRI means Kaplan students rated Kaplan higher than BARBRI students rated BARBRI.

About Kaplan Bar Review

Kaplan Bar Review ( www.kaplanbarreview.com) provides full-service bar review programs in 37 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia) and Washington DC, making its courses available to over 92% of the U.S. Bar-taking population. Additionally, Kaplan Bar Review offers supplemental preparation for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).

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