The most effective & affordable bar prep course.

Developed by Harvard Law School alumni, BarMax is the top-rated bar exam review course in the App Store, with the highest overall pass rates.

BarMax is free to download, giving you access to our MPRE course featuring audio lectures, black-letter law outlines, flashcards and real MPRE questions from previous exams.

The first section of Civil Procedure (i.e. “Subject Matter Jurisdiction”) is also free, regardless of your course. This section includes an audio lecture by the legendary Arthur Miller, flashcards, and real MBE questions from previous bar exams.

Unlike many of our competitors, BarMax proudly shares our bar exam pass rates:

First-Time ABA-Accredited:
79% for CA (average is 68%)
82% for NY (average is 70%)

53% for CA (average is 46%)
75% for NY (average is 61%)

You’ll get immediate, and instance access to our comprehensive California or UBE course for just $2495. Supplements, like our bank of 1750+ real MBE questions, start at just $399.99. BarMax offers the most competitive packages for bar exam review, allowing all students to gain immediate access to high-quality bar exam review without the need for bar loans.

BarMax is now also available online, so you can access all of your materials from your computer in addition to in-app.

Build test-taking confidence by studying with over 1,750 real MBE questions, plus real essays and real performance tests licensed directly from the NCBE (not made-up questions, like those used in other bar review courses).

With on-demand audio lectures by notable Harvard Law School-educated professors, BarMax helps you learn on-the-go (no Internet required) and at your pace, so you can ditch the classroom, and make bar prep fit your schedule.

Analytics that automatically track your progress and show you where to spend precious time.

Line by line, our former bar exam graders will critique your essays and performance tests so you know exactly where you stand, and where to focus your study time.

Barbri’s co-founder and former President recommends BarMax.

“After leaving Barbri after 20 years, I thought I would start another bar review course. And then I discovered BarMax . . . The materials are first class. The lecturers are first class. The content is geared to the bar examination . . . I highly recommend BarMax." -Stan Chess

“I took the Cal Bar four times before I passed. I served as a representative for a widely popular study course. I studied for the Cal Bar using this well-known course without success. I was turned onto BarMax through a friend who used the same program and failed the Cal Bar three times. After using BarMax for the first time, my friend passed, as did I. I couldn’t recommend BarMax any higher. It’s affordable, convenient, and effective. I wouldn’t be a lawyer today without BarMax.”
- Shannon Ripple, Humphreys College of Law

“The cost savings are great, but in my opinion, the real advantage is that the BarMax course itself is simply better than the competition.”
- Susan Brown, University of Toronto

What’s New

Version 2021.17

Thanks everyone for the continued support. We’re here with another great update.

In this one we improved the playback of certain office hours. We also made some updates and optimizations for the newest version of iOS as well as some small course updates.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Dr. Archie ,

BarMax is Terrific

I am a very busy doctor and clinical scientist. Therefore, I haven’t had the time to sit for the Bar exam as of yet. However, I’ve been enrolled in a number of Bar exam material, and BarMax is clearly the best resources available. I’m very confident that I’ll pass on the first with this Bar exam material.
Dr. Archie Johnson

The BarMax is an incredible way to study for the Bar exam. I think that the reason most people fail is the exam is because they have spent less time with practicing the exam questions. I think it is the case that students that we need to go through at least the 1800 questions, to learn the rules of law, and to see how the bar examiners repeat the particular issues on the bar exam. That is essentially what borrow max has provided the student, both the bar exam questions, the excellent interpretation of the rationale behind each question, plus the audio lectures and flashcards that will help supplement the actual practice a bar exam questions. I also believe that if you talk to students who have not passed the bar exam it’s because they have not gone through the questions as extensively as a BarMax has provided that excellent opportunity. Bar Max is not an excellent job. All the information is there. I highly recommend BarMax as the one and the only place to shop: the one stop shopping!
Dr. Archie Johnson

BrittRoselee ,

Well Worth the Money

I was honestly very happy with BarMax as my choice for my bar prep course! I used BarMax to study for the MPRE after narrowly missing the score needed for my state. After using BarMax to study for the MPRE, I improved my score by 25 points, scoring above and beyond what is required for any jurisdiction. Based on this, I made the decision to use BarMax for the New York July 2018 bar exam. The lectures were just what you needed to know, none of the extra fluff. I loved having access to an abundance of MPT and MEE questions and answers. They essay scoring service was very insightful! The colander was very easy to stay on track and allowed for plenty of time to review. My favorite feature was the MBE portion of the course. BarMax provides you with actual questions released by the Board of Law Examiners, not questions drafted for the course. Therefore, the MBE questions were like the ones on the actual bar. Because of BarMax, I was able to pass the NY bar and score high enough to be able to transfer my UBE score to the majority of accepting jurisdictions. ,

Great Substantive Bar Review

Got this for the Cali Bar review and MPRE. Materials are clearly top notch. Very easy to use very user friendly. Obviously the value of not having to carry around physical books goes without saying!

In addition to the app materials they also send you all the material you need for practice essays etc and Lecture outlines via email.

Customer support is excellent. Its not a question of "get the app and good luck to ya all" scenario. In the interest of full disclosure, I will say at the time of writing this, I have not sat the exam, but truth be told, what every happens at the exam, it won't be due to the app. The material are there and they are more than adequate. But like any other course you need to put in the effort to prepare yourself.

For me I m glad I found this because I need a bit of a longer preparation period that what some of the other "traditional" courses offer.

UPDATE 2019: my career aspirations required me to seek admission to NY, decided to go with BarMax UBE and don’t regret it this time around either. Very easy to use. Materials don’t overwhelm you and keep it manageable. The program really is designed in a very good way from the bar exam. But you really gotta follow the tips and instructions given. Even reading the chat answers from instructors in the MBE section really does help. Lectures, answering questions etc, all well explained in the program is what will put the odds of passing in your favor.

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