CLS Mission

CLS by BARBRI is a legal education company focused on providing students the most affordable and effective legal education possible. We deliver our curriculum to our students in live lecture, online, and Text-only formats through over 100 colleges and universities nationwide to provide our students with the flexibility necessary to achieve their academic goals while continuing with their everyday lives.

CLS is a Worldwide Common Law Training Center

CLS by BARBRI teaches YOU common laws and legal training that is used in many common law countries around the world. It doesn’t matter where you are located because CLS courses are often available in multiple formats!


Formerly known as The Center for Legal Studies, CLS by BARBRI, was founded in 1980. Since 1980, CLS has grown by offering courses in conjunction with over 100 colleges and universities nationwide on live lecture, online, and text-only formats. The curriculum is updated by CLS to remain current and on pace with the newest trends in the legal industry. Recognizing the state of the art technology and ease of use, online courses created by CLS were recently awarded top honors by Thomson West Publishing International.