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Who is AmeriBar?

AmeriBar is a legal education organization.  We provide study materials for law school and the bar exam.  AmeriBar was founded in 1999.  However, AmeriBar's professor and attorney tutors have been teaching and practicing law much longer.

Where are you located?

Our attorney authors and tutors are located throughout the country.  Our main office is located in Tallahassee, Florida.  

How can I contact AmeriBar?

Our contact information is as follows:



1242 Timberlane Road

Tallahassee, FL 32312

Tel: (800) 529-2651

Fax: (800) 529-2652


Terms of Service/Conditions of Use
Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items on our website catalog may be mispriced. If an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.
Applicable Law
By visiting our website(s), you agree that the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and AmeriBar.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to our website(s) or to products or services sold or distributed by AmeriBar shall be adjudicated in any state or federal court in Leon County, Florida, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

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Review Courses

What is your pass rate?


AmeriBar's overall pass rate for all jurisdictions was 93% for the July 2013 bar examination.  The pass rate is based on all AmeriBar first time bar examinees who graduated in 2013 (regardless of whether the students completed any percentage of assignments).

According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the pass rate for all students who took any bar exam in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics is available) is 67% overall and 77% for first time takers. 


AmeriBar's overall pass rate for all jurisdiction for students enrolled in AmeriBar's essay critique program was 100% for the July 2013 bar examination.  The pass rate is based on all AmeriBar first time bar examinees who graduated in 2013 and submitted at least one essay critique.

AmeriBar's overall pass rate for all jurisdiction for students enrolled in AmeriBar's money-back program was 100% for the July 2013 bar examination.  The pass rate is based on all AmeriBar money-back guarantee program students who met the program qualifications.
AmeriBar's overall pass rate for all jurisdiction for students enrolled in any AmeriBar Platinum Package program was 100% for the July 2013 bar examination.  The pass rate is based on all AmeriBar bar examinees (both repeat and first time) who graduated in 2012 or later.


In a recent survey sent to our students enrolled in our tutoring program for the most recent exam administration, 100% of respondents indicated that they would recommend the tutoring program to a friend. 


In a recent survey sent to our students enrolled in any of our complete review courses for the most recent exam administration, over 97% of respondents indicated that they would recommend the home study course to a friend.


Each jurisdiction differs with regard to the information they provide regarding who passed and failed the bar exam.  We determine pass rates based on information obtained from the examiners and students.   

When do classes begin?

Our program is a home study course.  Therefore, there are no scheduled classes to attend.  Students begin and progress through the program at their own pace.

Can I return the materials?

Yes.  See paragraphs below.


Home Study Courses: We know how important it is to be comfortable with your bar review materials.  Therefore, we provide students with a no-questions-asked inspection period for our hard-copy publications only.  You may inspect our hard-copy publication for 4 days from the date you receive them.  If you do not wish to keep our hard-copy publications for any reason, you may return them for a full refund, less shipping costs and a 12.5% restocking fee.  You are responsible for return shipping fees.  Any returned materials must be in unused and unmarked condition only.  You may also inspect our on-line materials for four days from the date you are granted access.  However, we reserve the right to deny any refund request based upon evidence that our material was copied.  iPods acquired through the iPod rental program cannot be returned for a refund under this return policy.  iPods may only be returned for a deposit refund. 


Tutoring Program: We are so confident that you will value our tutoring program that we offer a guaranteed pro-rated refund. If you do not appreciate the tutoring program for any reason after completing the first three consecutive tutoring sessions, then at any time within
24 hours of completing your third tutoring session, notify AmeriBar and you may cancel your remaining sessions and receive a pro-rated refund for your unused sessions less shipping fees and handling (12.5%) fees. We know of no other program that offers this type of guarantee.

Do you have a pass guarantee?

Depending upon which item you purchase, we have differing pass guarantees. 

Money-Back Guarantee
AmeriBar's Standard Package with AmeriBar's Pass the First Time Money-Back Guarantee comes with a limited money-back guarantee. Eligibility is limited. Click here for details.  AmeriBar offers its Pass the First Time of Your Money Back Guarantee program to only those students who meet select qualifications.  AmeriBar’s study process for this program is designed to seamlessly integrate recent law school experience with a prescribed course of bar exam studies, exercises, and testing.  In order to qualify for the money-back pass guarantee, you must meet the following requirements:  1) you have never taken any bar exam; 2) you graduated (or will graduate) from an ABA accredited law school in the in the 50 states or the District of Columbia; 3) you take the bar exam within six months from graduating law school;  4) you complete all assignments pursuant to our Money-Back Pass Guarantee Program; and 5) you enroll before the enrollment deadline.   If you do not meet this program's qualifications, we are confident that AmeriBar’s Complete Course, Complete Course with Unlimited Essay Critiques, or Platinum Package will provide you with thorough preparation for the bar exam.

Pass-Update Guarantee

AmeriBar's Standard Package, Standard Package with Essay Critiques, and all other complete and partial courses come with a pass-update guarantee policy.   All students are eligible.  If you sit for the bar exam, and do not pass the exam, you will receive one free retake of the online course.  You must inform AmeriBar that you did not pass the exam within 10 days of being notified of the results.  Within the same time limit, you must also provide AmeriBar with a copy or fax of the notification letter from the Board of Law Examiners. 

Can I postpone my enrollment?

We allow a one-time extension of enrollment, including access to our online material, to the next scheduled bar exam. We require a copy of your notice of deferment or subsequent enrollment from the Board of Bar Examiners prior to extending your enrollment.  Email to request a postponement. 

Is the course state-specific?

If we offer a complete home study course for a jurisdiction, then the course will be state-specific unless the bar examiners have indicated that essay questions are to be answered according to general legal principles, not the law of the jurisdiction.  In some states, the examiners have indicated that questions testing certain enumerated subjects should be answered according to state law, while others should be answered according to general legal principles.  In these states, we follow the direction of the examiners and provide state-specific law for the subjects for which such knowledge is required.

How quickly will I receive the materials?

If the items are in stock (99% of items are in-stock), they are processed within 2-3 business days after you enroll.  Shipment transit time will depend upon the method of shipment you select.  AmeriBar is not responsible for shipping delays.  All disputes concerning shipping must be addressed to the carrier. 

Can I listen to any lecture at any time?

You can listen to any lecture at any time - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can rewind, pause, or fast-forward lectures.  You can even listen to a lecture multiple times. 

How does AmeriBar's course differ from other review courses?

Our course differs from other review courses in many respects.  Our outlines and lectures are focused on testability.  Therefore, you will spend your study time more efficiently.  Additionally, if you enroll in the essay or full course, you will receive lectures covering essay writing and study strategy.  They are based on our highly acclaimed tutoring program.  You will also receive access to audio reviews of essay and writing drills.  Additionally, we are the least expensive full service bar review course that we are aware of.  Here are some of the ways past students said that AmeriBar is different from other review courses:


"The lectures were concise and focused on the important points, which allowed me to learn the new areas of law with the least effort, and efficiently refresh my memory on the other areas."


"This is a good course for students who have the ability to study independently."

"I was glad to find this review to help me prepare for the exam and refresh my
memory . . . at a price that did not break the bank."

"I'm glad to have taken your program. I feel the course adequately prepared me
to take and pass the [bar exam]. It goes to show that you don't need to spend over $2,000
for a bar review course if you have the ability to focus and follow through on independent study."

"I love your course. I've recommended it to several other students, and I will continue to recommend it."

"[The course is] more condensed and focused on the basics of the black letter
law, and on helping students develop a test writing strategy."

"I really liked it when the instructor did more than teach the subject as it would be taught in law school. I liked when they gave tips about the way questions on previous tests were handled and advice for choosing the right answer if the question was confusing."


Can I hear a sample of an audio lecture from the Essay Master Course?

Of course you can.  Click here to launch the sample.


Can I hear a sample of an audio lecture or view sample pages of an outline from the MBE course?
Yes you can.
Which course option should I sign up for?

It depends.  In every state, the bar exam consists of several different components including the MBE, an essay exam, and in some states, the performance test.  You can sign up for a complete course, which covers all of the portions of the bar exam, or a partial course, which covers one or more portions of the exam.

Can I contact someone if I have any questions?

Yes you can.  If you have any questions regarding the course or the law, please contact our office for assistance.

Is the course Mac/Apple compatible?

Yes.  The online audio lectures are currently compatible with Mac and Apple devices.

Can I access the online lectures with a dial-up internet connection?

No.  We recommend that you use a high-speed internet connection (at least 256 KBPS).

Do you credit deposits paid to other bar review organizations?

Yes, up to $250 when you purchase a complete course (except up to $100 NC, OR, HI, IA, or NJ) or $100 for any partial course.  If you provide us with proof of payment made to another bar review organization for the same exam date, we will provide you with a credit for the amount paid (up to the aforementioned limits).  

Can I upgrade my course after I enroll?

Yes.  Up until the exam date, you can upgrade your course to any other AmeriBar course, or add any course option (e.g., iPod Rental or essay critiques), for the same jurisdiction.  You will only pay the difference in price.


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iPod Lectures

Please tell me more about the Apple iPod option for lectures.

AmeriBar can provide you with an Apple iPod so that you can listen to the audio lectures without being tied to your computer.  iPod lectures are available as an upgrade from standard online audio lectures.  They are available for all portions of the bar exam course (MBE, Essay, and MPT). 


How much does the upgrade to iPod lectures cost?

The upgrade for iPod audio lectures is $249.   You will also be charged an additional $99 refundable deposit. The deposit is refunded when you return the iPod to AmeriBar in good working order within thirty days from the date of the exam.


Can I keep the iPod?

You can keep the iPod.  However, if you keep the iPod, you will not receive your deposit.  You must also remove the lectures from the iPod.

Are there any restrictions on use of the lectures?

Yes, limitations exist for iPod lectures, as with all of our lectures.  The lectures are licensed to the enrolling student.  The lectures and iPod are the property of AmeriBar. The lectures cannot be shared with anyone.  The lectures cannot be played for others.  The lectures cannot be downloaded to a computer.  The lectures cannot be recorded or transcribed.  The lectures are and remain the intellectual property of AmeriBar.  By purchasing the iPod upgrade, a student receives a personal, non-transferable, license to use the lecture to prepare for the bar exam for one course administration.  If the student elects to keep the iPod after the exam, the lectures must be deleted from the iPod.

How do I return the iPod to get my deposit back?

Send the iPod and the charging cable in a padded envelope to:


AmeriBar Returns

1242 Timberlane Road

Tallahassee, FL 32312


Be sure to include your contact information.  If the iPod is in good working condition, the deposit will be refunded to your credit card.  If the refund attempt is unsuccessful, we will send a check for the deposit amount to your address on file, unless you specify otherwise.

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Who are your tutors?

Our tutors are highly qualified current or former professors and distinguished attorneys.  In a recent survey of our tutoring students, 100% of respondents indicated that they would recommend AmeriBar's tutoring program to a friend.

How can I get more information regarding the tutoring program?

Please fill out a tutoring information request form on our website.  You can find a link to one for your jurisdiction here.  You will receive an automated response detailing the specifics regarding the program, including testimonials, scheduling, and pricing information..

Do I need a tutor to pass the bar exam?

Due to limited availability and the focus of the program, we recommend that only repeat examinees enroll in the tutoring program.  If you are a first time examinee, we recommend you enroll in a complete review course.

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