The most effective & affordable bar prep course.

BarMax was designed by Harvard Law School alumni to provide the best bar prep experience. Get instant lifetime access to streamlined content, real MBE questions, and unrivaled support.

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What are the Benefits of the BarMax Prep Course?

  • A Comprehensive Bar Review Course

    Everything you need to pass; nothing more, nothing less.

    Comprehensive Bar Review Course

BarMax Prep Course Features.

Instant Access

Instant Access

Access our course instantly and keep it for life (even though we are confident you won’t need it that long).

Study Anywhere

Study Anywhere

The entire course fits inside our app and no Internet is required to access the materials.

Real Questions Only

Real Questions Only

Over 1,750 real MBE questions, plus real essays and real performance tests licensed directly from the NCBE.

High-Quality Content

High-Quality Content

BarMax’s founders and professors are Harvard Law School alumni.

Clear & Concise

Clear & Concise

Only one outline per subject plus mnemonics and flashcards to help you memorize.

Higher Pass Rates

Higher Pass Rates

We release our pass rates while other bar courses refuse to.

Writing Feedback

Writing Feedback

Personalized writing feedback by former bar exam graders is included with the course.

Flexible Pricing

Flexible Pricing

0% financing available with Affirm with payments as low as $39/month.

Learn from the Legends.

A few of our prestigious lecturers include…

Professor Arthur R. Miller - Civil Procedure

Arthur R. Miller

Civil Procedure / HLS / NYU

The nation's leading scholar in the field of civil procedure.

Professor Noah Feldman - Con Law

Noah Feldman

Constitutional Law / HLS

The Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Professor Jonathan Zittrain - Torts

Jonathan Zittrain

Torts / HLS

The George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School.

BarMax Students Score Higher.

CA Pass Rates

79% 68%
BarMax first time ABA State first time ABA
70% 59%
BarMax first time State first time
53% 46%
BarMax overall State overall

NY Pass Rates

82% 70%
BarMax first time ABA State first time ABA
82% 70%
BarMax first time State first time
75% 61%
BarMax overall State overall

A Message from BarBri’s Former President.

Stan Chess

After leaving Barbri after 20+ years, I thought I would start another bar exam review course, and then I discovered BarMax.

What I planned to do, BarMax was doing. BarMax to me represents the future of bar review.

Stan Chess

Exam Success Abounds.

BarMax has helped thousands of students around the world and all walks of life pass the bar exam.

Susan Brown
Susan Brown
University of Toronto
quote The cost savings are great, but in my opinion, the real advantage is that the BarMax course itself is simply better than the competition.
leslie Lee Gildea
Leslie Lee Gildea
George Washington
quote The way the MBE practice questions are laid out ensures that you understand why you got certain questions wrong and forces you to go back and tackle your weak areas.
David Glasgow
David Glasgow
quote I had never studied any American law before and took the course by myself. I found out a couple of weeks ago that I passed the exam!
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Named Best Bar Review Course.

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Common Questions About the Bar Exam.

What is the bar exam?

The bar exam is a standardized measure of knowledge of essential legal subjects. It is used to qualify passing test takers for bar membership and law practice. Bar exams are typically 12 hours in duration and are taken over the course of two days (Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday).

A bar exam is the initial step in admission to a state bar. After one passes the bar exam, they will usually complete a character and fitness application to the state bar including work and other references.

Bar exams have recently become standardized across state lines through adoption of the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which tests general legal principles as opposed to state-specific material.

What are the bar exam requirements?

In order to take the bar exam, test takers generally have to have graduated from law school. Washington, Vermont, California, and Virginia allow those who have not graduated from law school to take the bar exam.

Types of question styles one will see on the Bar Exam.

The bar exam has traditionally consisted of multiple choice and essay questions requiring test takers to analyze the legal issues presented by a fact pattern. Bar exams also usually include a practice component (aka "lawyering task") to the exam commonly referred to as a "performance test" (PT).

On every state's bar exam other than Louisiana's, the Wednesday portion of the bar exam consists of 200-mulitple choice questions testing the subject areas of Civ Pro, Contracts, Con Law, Crimes, Evidence, Real Property and Torts. This section of the exam is commonly referred to as the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE).

The Uniform Bar Exam consists of the MBE Multistate Essays (MEE) and Multistate Performance Tests (MPT).

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