We're the center for reading the law.

We facilitate apprenticeships end-to-end for law students in order to democratize legal education.


We help you save $100k.

We're a team of lawyers, apprentices, and activists who are ready to get you to the Bar Exam.

Match with attorney supervisors.

Our team provides you with an attorney to supervise your 6-month study sessions.

Join a community of apprentices.

You will receive access to an online study center, community events, & an alumni network.

Manage & report your course of study.

Our dashboard will produce the progress reports you can send to the government.

Let's redefine the future of legal education.

While an apprenticeship (also known as "reading the law") is the original pathway to becoming an attorney in the United States, only 4 states including California, Washington, Virginia, and Vermont formally allow students to sit for their respective Bar Exam at this time.

We are going to change that!

We have been working with students for years and have seen the results of our efforts in real time.

California Law Apprenticeship Enrollment

*Source: The State Bar of California

The Law Office Study Center will help you circumvent traditional law school and the crippling debt that comes with it.


From the blog

CA Apprenticeships 101

Melissa successfully passed the CA Bar Exam in 2020 and discusses her journey through the program with her supervising attorney.

Video replay coming soon!

VA Apprenticeship 101

Laura is a second-generation law reader in Virginia and she explains the steps she took to pass the VA Bar Exam in 2020.

We need representation in our representation.

The law is the least diverse industry in the United States. The American Bar Association confirms that of all of the attorneys who can represent us in the judicial system, only:

  • 5% are Black
  • 5% are Hispanic
  • 2% are Asian
  • 0.2% are Native American

We are going to change that!

The Law Office Study Center is working to make the justice system more equitable by making the Bar Exam more accessible.

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WHEREAS, National Apprenticeship Week is celebrating its 9th anniversary of raising awareness of the vital role Registered Apprenticeships provide in creating opportunities by allowing apprentices to earn while they learn and preparing a pathway to good, quality jobs and well-paying careers in Los Angeles and across the nation; and

WHEREAS, the The Law Office Study Foundation recognizes the urgent need to prepare and maintain an inclusive, diverse and highly-skilled workforce that is capable of meeting the demands of the industry we serve and fortifying our economy; and

WHEREAS, Registered Apprenticeship programs enable employers to develop and train their future workforce while offering career seekers pathways to good, quality jobs and well paying careers; and

WHEREAS, The Law Office Study Foundation recognizes the role of Registered Apprenticeship in expanding opportunities in our workforce that are inclusive of individuals who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality, thus providing a path for all qualified individuals, including women, youth, people of color, rural communities, justice-involved individuals and individuals with disabilities, to become apprentices and contribute to America’s industries; and

WHEREAS, The Law Office Study Foundation recognizes that Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model is recognized as a key strategy to improving job quality, and creating access to good-paying, family-sustaining jobs for all, starting with youth and young adults, while addressing some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues.

NOW, THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, call upon California Law Firms, California Paralegals and Legal Document Assistants, California Courts, and California Public Interest Organizations such as pro bono legal services agencies to recognize the value of Registered Apprenticeships, and to promote industry awareness and expansion during the 9th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week: November 13 through November 19, 2023. 


Brandon Scott Barney

Chairman of Board

Justin Brezhnev