Study for the New York Bar or California Bar Examination with the DIFC Academy

Dubai’s DIFC Academy is opening registration for a new fast-track course to become a qualified New York or California Attorney.

The Academy (AOL) has joined BARBRI, the USA’s market leader in bar exam preparation, to offer a course combining proven studying, assessment and revision techniques with the chance for students to engage with the international legal community of the DIFC Courts.

Courses and Eligibility
  • Graduates with a three or four-year common law degree may be eligible to sit for the New York Bar exam or if you are a qualified lawyer in your home country in good standing in any jurisdiction you may be able to sit in California Bar exam.
  • Once you meet all exam requirements, you are a US qualified Attorney
  • New York and California qualifications are highly valued by international law firms, especially in financial and commercial law


AOL/BARBRI Dubai Blended Learning – 10 months

Taught at the DIFC Academy in Dubai’s International Finance Centre, this course offers full access to BARBRI’s renowned teaching methods plus unique access to the world of international law in the DIFC Courts

  • Live classroom sessions on Thursday evenings and Fridays with a AOL/BARBRI Live Facilitator
  • AOL /BARBRI Facilitator is a qualified US Attorney offering guidance and advice
  • BARBRI courses feature video lectures from senior US law professors, backed by personalised study plans, outlines, practice questions and workshops
  • All course content available online 24/7, on demand
  • Revision programme includes exam practice and score predictor
  • One-to-one online study guidance support from course directors plus regular communications from BARBRI
  • Course requires commitment of 20-30 hours a week for six months
  • Teaching methods and revision plans are proven to be highly effective, with 1.2 million candidates passing Bar exams through BARBRI programmes
  • Premium features include networking with UAE firms and access to AOL judges’ forum and other special events
  • Opportunities for pro bono experience
AOL/BARBRI Home Study Online – 6 months

The AOL/BARBRI Home Study New York Bar or California Bar Preparation Course is suitable for students who wish to work from home or cannot attend classes in Dubai.

  • Offers the same academic and practical course content as the AOL/BARBRI Dubai Blended Learning Course
  • In place of live facilitation, students are supported online by Course Directors available at mutually convenient times to provide study guidance, and BARBRI maintains regular communications with students during the programme
  • This course requires a commitment of 20-30 hours per week over six months
AOL/BARBRI Home Study Online – 10 months
AOL/BARBRI also offer a ten-month version of the Distance Learning Course.
  • Allows greater flexibility to students with demanding professional or other obligations
  • Same BARBRI course content and support as the 6-month course, but requires a commitment of only 10-15 hours a week
Programme Options and Fees
PremiumPrice: $7,495 excluding examination fees

AOL/BARBRI Dubai Blended Learning – 6 months includes:

  • Classroom facilitation at Dubai’s AOL with course guidance from a US Attorney
  • Access to networking events with law firms, judges and Government ministries
  • Opportunity to shadow lawyers working on pro bono cases
  • Full access to BARBRI’s online materials and support
OnlinePrice: $5,995 excluding examination fees
AOL/BARBRI Home Study Online – 6 months
  • Full BARBRI online Bar Exam Preparation Course, including on-demand lectures, materials and BARBRI support
AOL/BARBRI Home Study Online – 10 months
  • Full BARBRI online Bar Exam Preparation Course, including on-demand lectures, materials and BARBRI support
Registration for New York Bar and California Bar Preparation Courses
  • Registration is now open for the course beginning in September 2019 for 10 months, preparing for the New York Bar and California Bar exam in July 2020.


For enrollment please contact Rhoda Martinez (