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, lifetime access to our comprehensive California or UBE course for just $999.99. Supplements, like our bank of 1500+ real MBE questions, start at just $249.99. 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 1,500 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 3.5.2

Thank you for your continued support of BarMax!

In this version we added some small improvements, bug fixes and iOS 12 optimizations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
942 Ratings
942 Ratings
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.

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BarMax will have (hopefully) enabled me to pass the July 2018 UBE with a score of 276 or above.

actual MBE Questions gave me confidence rather than the practice questions provided by my Bar Course representative. After completing roughly 1K of the BarMax genuine MBE questions, I returned to question sets from Bar course and was more confident but still not answering above 68-70% correct on average. The BarMax “real” question sets came back with an overall 80% correct. I feel confident about the MBE. I regret not using their entire program as my primary Bar prep study aide. I’m on the fence with MEE and MPT portions of the UBE but nevertheless certain the material in the BarMax xourse would have fit my learning style produced better results than I anticipate having elected to use the most heavily marketed program at my law school. We’ll see. But BarMax is better than the other program of 6 letters that begins with a B. Buy BarMax’s full course. I suspect it produces better results for a fraction of the cost.

bullet dodged ,

Very deceiving

Followed the directions on the site to apply for the public interest scholarship. 2 days later I was told that I did not qualify for it with no explanation as to why. I did exactly what was instructed which was to send a letter explaining intent to pursue career in public interest and that I would pay it back if I did not follow through. I also sent over a copy of my resume showing I worked a a clerk with the MI AG’s office as will as PD’s office in FL. After I was told I did not qualify I sent over a screenshot of what the website stated. After I sent the email I got a response from Lauren saying she was sorry but I still did not qualify with no explanation. I forwarded all of my communication with her to any email address I could find associated with BarMax. I checked the website again and the added a note to it stating that you may not be approved. I still have the screenshot to show that it was not present previously. While I’m pleased to see the subsequent remedial measures taken, I’m disgusted with the way they operate. I am also glad I found out that they do shady business before investing any of my money at all. Buyer beware.

Developer Response ,

As the pioneers of the Public Interest Scholarship, we take great pride in our scholarship, which makes our comprehensive courses half-price.

Our apologies for your disappointment here but your scholarship application was denied because you do not currently have a full-time public interest position.

While we do allow students without a full-time public interest position to apply for this scholarship, the process of approval under this approach is far more intricate and the vast majority of students are denied.

The reason for this is that you can always apply for the public interest scholarship retroactively.

This means that when you do secure a full-time position in public interest after passing the bar exam, you can submit proof of this position and we will refund the difference between what you paid and the scholarship amount.

We also think it is important to remember that BarMax is already the most affordable bar review course on the market without the public interest scholarship.

We hope you can understand our position here. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.


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141 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. MPRE Question Set $24.99
  2. MBE Questions $349.99
  3. MBE $699.99


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