BarBri offers bar exam preparation courses that walk law students through the preparation for the bar. In my opinion, it was part psychological preparation, part substantive law preparation. Of course, BarBri has been in the news the past few years for reasons other than it’s teaching methods.
A federal antitrust class action pending against it in the United States District Court for the Central District of California called Rodriguez, et. al v. West Publishing Corp., d/b/a BAR/BRI, and Kaplan, Inc., Case No. CV-05-3222 R (MCx) finally settled and now they are about to sort out the claims. If you took any BarBri courses between August 1, 1997 through July 31, 2006 , you might want to fill in a claim form. You must have the form post-marked by September 17, 2007. According to the website for the class action:
The $49,000,000, plus interest (“Gross Settlement Fund”), will be used to pay for the costs of notice and settlement administration, and to pay for the attorneys’ fees and expenses approved by the Court. The remaining balance (“Net Settlement Fund”) will be distributed to Class Members pursuant to the Plan of Allocation.
Internet bloggers estimate that each person will receive around $125 USD.