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The Center for Legal Studies announces a new look and name 

Following its acquisition, The Center for Legal Studies rebrands to CLS by BARBRI 

DALLAS, Texas (March 17, 2021) —   The former Center for Legal Studies is excited to announce its rebrand to CLS by BARBRI. CLS by BARBRI is the leading provider of online programs and training courses for paralegals and other legal support professions. The rebrand includes the new name and logo, as well as a robust offering of updated courseshelping to seamlessly bring it into the BARBRI portfolio of products. BARBRI, Inc., the leader in legal education in the U.S. and international markets, acquired CLS in 2019 

“We’re the same CLS, with the same expertise; we’ve just got a new look and a host of new and improved content,” said Andy Gates, Managing Director for CLS by BARBRI. “We are excited to continue doing what we’ve done for the last 40 years. And with BARBRI’s partnership and industry expertise, we know CLS will continue to expand its reach, providing quality legal training to students across the country.”  

While the content enhancements and brand refresh have breathed new life into CLS offerings, its core mission remains unchanged: to provide students with the most affordable, flexible and effective legal education possible. The CLS curriculum also will remain the same and current students and institutions will not experience any disruptions to their programs. 

BARBRI acquired CLS in 2019 in an effort to continue enhancing its position as the best-in-class provider of learning for legal professionals. With the acquisition, BARBRI brought CLS’ entire portfolio of legal education programs under its umbrella.  

CLS by BARBRI is an integral part of the BARBRI family,” said Stephen Fredette, CEO of BARBRI. “CLS’ suite of curriculum and training solutions enable us to develop deeper relationships with our university partners and ensure that legal support professionals can be productive Day One on the job.” 

Founded in 1980, CLS has trained paralegal and legal support professionals through online and live legal studies courses delivered in partnership with nearly 200 colleges and universities. The new CLS by BARBRI is backed by BARBRI’s extensive legal learning data science and court methodology developed by its team of legal experts. Its 7- to 14-week courses offer students 24/7 access, allowing students to work the courses into their busy schedulesIt’s the most flexible, job-ready legal education on the market 

To learn more about CLS and its programs, visit 


About BARBRI Global 

BARBRI Global is a global learning company dedicated to meeting the legal education and specialized 

training needs of law students, attorneys and other professionals throughout their careers. BARBRI’s 

success is built upon its unmatched technology and innovative pedagogy, combined with the ability to 

harness data analytics, behavioral economics, learning science, and more to develop solutions for 

learners and institutions. Building on the success of its core bar courses, which have helped more than 

1.3 million lawyers around the world pass a U.S. bar exam, BARBRI offers a comprehensive suite of 

learning solutions for higher education institutions and law-related businesses. These include U.S. bar 

prep, curriculum, assessment, global license preparation, online program management, and professional 

development. BARBRI Global, founded in 1967, is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company 

headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout the United States and around the world. 


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