Kaplan PMBR Comprehensive Bar Review for Maryland and Massachusetts Rolls out on November 23

Just Two Years After Test Prep Industry Leader Enters Full-Service Bar Review, Kaplan PMBR Courses Available to More than 80 Percent of
U.S. Bar Taking Population

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Russell Schaffer, russell.schaffer@kaplan.com, 212.453.7538
Carina Wong, carina.wong@kaplan.com, 212.453.7571

New York, NY (November 19, 2010) – Beginning Tuesday, graduating law school students and JDs in Massachusetts and Maryland will have access to bar review program resources from Kaplan PMBR, a leading provider of full-service bar review. With live courses beginning in December, aspiring attorneys in the Bay State and the Old Line State enrolled with Kaplan PMBR will have full access to their online review coursework on November 23, including comprehensive resources like pre-taped, dynamic lectures on-demand; an MBE (Multistate Bar Exam) Qbank, which includes more than 2,000 questions that simulate the actual exam experience; and mobile bar review iPhone apps that include a course manager and over 800 flashcards.

Currently, Kaplan PMBR offers full-service bar review programs in 22 states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas), and Washington DC, in addition to preparation for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) in all 48 states that require it. Aspiring lawyers in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia will have this option in time for the July 2011 exam.

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review’s roll out of full bar review services represents continued growth in Kaplan’s portfolio of legal education programs, which also includes three law schools (the wholly-online Concord Law School, Nottingham Law at Kaplan Law School and Holborn College in the U.K.); as well as criminal justice and legal training through its higher education division. Kaplan’s test prep division prepares tens of thousands of aspiring law students for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) annually. Kaplan has been preparing students for high-stakes exams for 72 years.

Kaplan PMBR’s Complete Bar Review Course includes the Personalized Study System that pinpoints students’ specific areas of weakness, generates individualized assignments for targeted improvement and makes the overall intensive preparation required more manageable; unlimited essay grading; unlimited lectures-on-demand that enable students to review parts of lectures specifically assigned to address individual weaknesses or make up missed in-class lectures at their convenience; mobile bar review iPhone apps that include a course manager and over 800 flashcards; innovative outlines designed for different learning styles; “Ask-An-Attorney” call-in support; an “MBE Qbank” online quiz builder; and a money-back guarantee. More information can be found at www.kaplanpmbr.com.

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