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Players like Barbri and Kaplan have traditionally held a dominate role in legal education, and that may not be changing anytime soon. While there is much disruption across the economy,  it’s still unclear whether the emergence of new technologies and evolving learner appetites will open up new opportunities for startups looking to gain a foothold into the legal education market.

Of course, some take issue with the present-day size of companies such as Barbri. Case in point: The exam prep startup LLM Bar Exam filed the latest in a series of antitrust suits against Barbri in 2017, claiming that the company was colluding with law schools to facilitate a monopoly in the marketplace.

Judges from both the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed the case.

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Frank Ready

Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]

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