General questions about Themis

How are you different from other bar review courses?

Through decades of experience in the bar review industry, our staff has learned that there is a better way to prepare for the bar exam. At Themis, we have combined the best of traditional learning methods with cutting-edge methodology to bring you a streamlined, on-demand, bar review course--the only major bar review course developed to be completely online. Our substantive lectures are presented in concise, 20-minute chapters followed by a series of assessment questions to help improve retention and recall of the material.

In addition to giving you the information you need in a format that works, we provide unparalleled service. We provide each Themis Bar Review student with a Dedicated Essay Grader, a licensed attorney who grades your essays and provides you with detailed feedback, in addition to unlimited essay grading. And, we give it all to you for the low price of $2,795, a price much lower than the competition.

Finally, Themis is the only major bar review company to publish pass rates in every jurisdiction. We are proud to report that Themis students have outperformed their peers time and time again. In every jurisdiction where Themis operates, Themis students have excelled. More information can be found on our pass rates page.

In which jurisdictions do you offer courses?

49 of them! Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Do you cover the MBE and state-specific subjects?

Yes. With Themis, you get everything you need to pass the bar exam: no tricks, no hidden fees.

Do you include hardcopy materials?

Yes. You will receive hard copies of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and state outlines, the MBE Practice and Simulated exams, and Performance Test (PT) questions (if tested in your jurisdiction). You also will be able to print hard copies of the handouts that accompany each lecture. These handouts will help you stay engaged, take notes, and streamline your review.

How do I get started?

To reserve a spot in a bar review course for free with no obligation, or to take advantage of our free programs, simply stop by the Themis table at your law school, visit, or call 888-843-6476.

Do you offer any discounts?

Themis is proud to partner with several law student and legal organizations. If you are a member of any of the following organizations, you are eligible for a $100 discount. Please provide any membership information at time of payment.

  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International (PAD)
  • Military Spouse J.D. Network (MSJDN)

We are also proud to offer a $100 discount to active, reserve and retired military. Only one discount may be applied to each course enrollment.

How do I take advantage of the public interest discount?

If you plan to work in the public interest sector, you may qualify for our public interest tuition. Applying for the reduced tuition is quick and easy. Simply stop by a table at your law school to speak to the state director, or download this application, and email the completed application to [email protected]. Please note the public interest tuition is available to the current law school graduating class.

Do you offer a pass guarantee?

In the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful on your bar exam, Themis offers our pass guarantee. Under the Pass or a Free Repeat Guarantee, if you are a first-time Themis taker, we will provide you with a free repeat of our course for the next administration of the same bar exam at no cost to you. We are that confident in your success!

Course Information

How does the course work?

Themis Bar Review gives you everything you need to pass the bar in a streamlined, on-demand format. Our Directed Study mode provides you with a structured and sequential set of daily tasks, to be completed in order, so you know exactly what to study when. With our Integrated Learning System, you get comprehensive outlines, practice multiple-choice questions, practice essay questions, on-demand lectures, and corresponding interactive handouts. Students who would rather study at their own pace have that option with our Flex Study mode. Best of all, the two modes work together, so if you want structure with a bit of flexibility built in, you have that option, too!

How long is the course, and when does it start?

Depending on your jurisdiction, the recommended Directed Study schedule begins 8-10 weeks before the date of the bar exam. For those who want to start early, course access generally begins in early March for the July exam, and in early November for the February exam.

How are your courses administered?

Themis courses are administered online. Through our interactive web portal, you will access your entire bar review course, including lectures, outlines, practice questions, and simulated exams. You will also be able to contact Themis staff, including Tech Support, Academic Support, and your state director.

Why online? It is the best way to offer you:

  1. The most flexibility
  2. Our proven memory-retention methodology
  3. The best price.

How is the course work delivered / how does your program work?

Your Dedicated Essay Grader, a licensed attorney trained in bar review essay grading, will be your guide as you work through the course. In addition, a Personal Attorney Adviser provides you with test-taking tips, study strategies, information about your bar exam, and practical solutions to common essay writing errors in a weekly broadcast message.

How does Themis track my progress?

Themis provides you with Practice Exams and thousands of practice questions that help you assess your knowledge of key bar exam topics and pinpoint weak areas for later review. Additionally, your Dedicated Essay Grader will provide you with personalized written feedback on your graded essays to help gauge your writing abilities, determine how well you present your analysis and arguments, and suggest areas for improvement. Our myProgress tracker also keeps track of the assignments you have completed and those you have left, and lets you know how you're doing relative to set goals and to your peers.

Getting Help

What if I need help? Does Themis provide a support system?

You are never alone with Themis! We provide 24/7 support during your bar review. At Themis, you will interact with much of our staff via email, phone, and most significantly, the myThemis Portal. In addition to receiving weekly broadcast messages from your State Director through the portal, you will submit your essays for grading and feedback, and receive answers to both your substantive questions and questions about the exam in general. Additionally, your state directors will contact you throughout the course by phone and email to make sure that you are on track for bar exam success!

Does Themis offer any programs to help me while I’m still in law school?

Themis offers a variety of free programs to help you succeed in law school, using the same proven methodology as our bar review courses, with comprehensive outlines, issue-specific online lectures, and tons of practice questions.

  • Law School Essentials:

    Receive FREE commercial outlines and review lectures for the following subjects:

  • 1L Review

    Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Torts

  • 2L/3L Review

    Constitutional Law, Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Wills & Trusts

  • MPRE Review

    Gain access to a fully searchable outline, diagnostic assessment questions to gauge strengths and weaknesses, practice exams to hone test-taking skills, and a simulated MPRE with comprehensive performance analytics. Themis 2023 MPRE courses now also include digital flashcards and vivid illustrations, charts, hyperlinks, and definitions to provide even better preparation for the MPRE!

  • What if I want more (or less) structure?

    Themis has you covered! Themis offers two main modes of study: Directed Study and Flex Study. Directed Study offers the most structure, providing you with a list of tasks to complete each day. If you miss a day (or a week), our dynamic calendar will re-orient your schedule to get you back on track. Further, your State Director will be checking in with you. You are never just on your own. Flex Study allows you to skip around however you’d like. Want to do a little of both? No problem. You can switch between Directed and Flex Study mode as much as you like.

    Do you have any sample schedules available?

    Sure thing. For example, here are the lecture schedules for the most recent bar exam administration. There's a lot involved in keeping course schedules up-to-date online for all of our courses in all of our jurisdictions. If you are looking for other examples, let us know and we'll do our best to help you out.

    What if I paid a deposit to another full-service bar review provider?

    That’s OK. We’ll credit your Themis tuition for the amount of your deposit up to $250. Please send proof of your deposit made to [email protected].


    Do you have any mobile options?

    Yes! With Themis, you can study anytime, anywhere. We offer a free mobile upgrade to every student; all lectures, assessment questions, and outlines are available on your iPad®, iPhone®, or Android device, at no charge to you! Additionally, our on-demand lecture videos, corresponding interactive lecture handouts, thousands of MBE-type questions, and your personal ToDo List and progress tracker are all conveniently organized in your myThemis Portal and can be accessed anywhere you have internet access.

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    What are the system requirements?


    • Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.4) or higher
    • 256 MB of RAM
    • Adobe Flash Player 11.0
    • Adobe Reader XI
    • Broadband Internet Connection (recommended 3 Mbps or higher)
    Mobile Applications
    • Android™ 5 or higher with access to the Google Play Store
    • Apple® iOS® 10 or higher with access to the App Store


    • Recommended screen resolution is 1024x768 Compatible Browsers
    Compatible Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0+
    • Mozilla Firefox version 17+
    • Apple Safari version 6+
    • Google Chrome version 26+

    The Themis video player allows a student to speed up or slow down the video when using certain supported web browsers. Below are the browsers that Themis supports for modifying the playback speed of the videos:

    Browser Version Download Link
    Google Chrome 26+ ( PC , Mac )
    Mozilla Firefox 25+ ( PC , Mac )
    Apple Safari 6+ Safari comes pre-installed on your Mac. To learn more about updating Safari, click here.
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 9+ Internet Explorer comes pre-installed on Windows Vista or up. To learn more about updating Internet Explorer, click here.

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