Get Ready to Take the Bar Exam

By Joan Fucillo

Get Ready to Take the Bar Exam

Kaplan Bar Review

Membership in the New York State Bar Association comes with a long list of benefits – deep discounts on legal research tools, car rentals, insurance, even tickets to sporting events. NYSBA has now joined forces with Kaplan Bar Review, a premier service for bar exam preparation and the world leader in the test prep industry, to offer a new benefit: discounts on its bar examination preparation course.

An Investment in Your Career
If you, or someone in your family, will be taking the bar exam in New York, it is never too soon to get ready. A bar prep course is a much-needed additional investment in your education, to help you over the last hurdle to starting your law career. NYSBA’s alliance with Kaplan will help you prepare – and save you money.

What You Get
The NYSBA-Kaplan partnership offers NYSBA members discounts on Kaplan’s comprehensive bar prep courses. Any law student at or law graduate of an accredited law school in New York or New Jersey who is planning on taking the Uniform Bar Examination, one of the prerequisites for obtaining a New York law license, can join NYSBA and get the bar prep course discount. NYSBA is also extending this offer to students at the following law schools: Harvard, Georgetown, George Washington University, American University, University of Virginia and Boston University. Students and new law school graduates do not have to be New York residents to join NYSBA, and membership is free.

The families of NYSBA members also benefit, with discounts on other Kaplan test prep courses, including discounts for the SAT®, PSAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, the Professional Multistate Bar Review® and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam®. All test names are registered trademarks of their respective owners. None are affiliated with or endorse this specific message.

Expanding Our Member Benefits
NYSBA President Michael Miller said that the alliance with Kaplan Bar Review “substantively expands our member benefits and fits well with NYSBA’s values: championing the legal profession, ensuring that New York lawyers are among the best and most competent practitioners in the world, and reaching out to its future – law students and new graduates who aspire to be New York lawyers.”

The partnership originated during the NYSBA Corporate Counsel Section’s 2017 Kenneth G. Standard Internship Reception, held at Pryor Cashman in New York City. Kaplan Bar Review, which began sponsoring the reception in 2015, sent Leona Krasner, then a senior regional director with Kaplan, to represent the company and to present the interns with scholarships to Kaplan’s bar review course.

Miller was impressed with the Kaplan presentation, and he and Krasner spoke about offering discounts to NYSBA members. He said, “Our conversation resulted in a meeting that December with some of Kaplan’s corporate leaders, me, and NYSBA executive staff, ultimately resulting in this exciting new partnership and a substantial benefit to law student members.”

Our Partner – Your Benefit
To find out more about the NYSBA-Kaplan Bar Review partnership and the range of benefits available to NYSBA members, visit

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