Western New England University School of Law and BARBRI join forces to provide academic success support to law students

Feb. 4, 2019 – DALLAS, Bar review leader, BARBRI, and Western New England University School of Law (WNE Law) are joining forces to bolster academic success and foster stronger bar exam pass rates among the school’s law students.

Students at WNE Law will now have access to BARBRI’s award-winning online legal education content through books, lectures and online tools starting with their first year of law school and carrying through each year of study. Faculty and administration will be able to leverage BARBRI’s analytics to track student progress throughout their law school career and focus remediation and mentoring efforts as needed.  BARBRI ‘s suite of services complements WNE Law’s curriculum, and is designed to help the school meet its goals for academic success and eventual bar passage.

BARBRI’s Bar Review is the leading bar prep solution on the market today, and has helped more than 1.3 million professionals pass a U.S. bar exam. In fact, more law students have passed the bar exam using BARBRI than all other courses combined, and the company has the longest history of pass rate success, going back 80-plus bar exams.  The company complements its bar review expertise with a portfolio of legal education solutions for every stage of legal education. The partnership with BARBRI strengthens the learning opportunities for all students at WNE Law by enhancing and reinforcing academic support measures.

“The faculty academic success committee spent many months assessing proposals offered by several commercial bar preparation companies and other external providers, and ultimately we decided to work with BARBRI,” said Sudha Setty, dean of the School of Law.  “The company has demonstrated a commitment to supporting our students and our academic success goals, and has a sound understanding of the discrete academic needs of students as they go through each year of law school.”

“Success for law students in passing the bar and pursuing a legal career doesn’t start when they take the bar exam,” said BARBRI President Mike Sims. “It starts with their very first law class. Our partnership with Western New England Law is founded on this knowledge. We’ve worked closely with the school’s faculty and administration and feel confident we will meet the needs of law students and position them for success in school and in taking the bar.”


About The BARBRI Group

The BARBRI Group companies meet the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys and other professionals throughout their careers. The companies offer a comprehensive portfolio of learning solutions for higher education institutions and law- and finance-related businesses. At the core of The BARBRI Group Companies is BARBRI Bar Review, which has helped more than 1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam. The company also provides online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for U.S. law schools and specialized ongoing training and certifications in areas such as financial crime prevention and eDiscovery. The BARBRI Group, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company headquartered in Dallas with offices throughout the United States and around the world.


About Western New England University School of Law

The legal educational experience is changing and Western New England University School of Law, as it begins its second century, is proud to be at the forefront of preparing students to make the most of future opportunities. The School of Law is a forward-leaning institution that blends theory, skills, values, and ethics to offer a highly practical and professional approach to legal education.

The School of Law provides students with a strong foundation in theory and doctrine, strengthened by numerous experiential learning opportunities. Alumni live and work across the country and around the world. As the only law school in western Massachusetts, students enjoy exceptional access to clinical and externship opportunities in local and federal courts, the region’s major employers, legal agencies, and law firms large and small.

Students graduate with practical skills gained in a highly supportive environment and with a personal educational experience that enables them to turn their passions into professions.