BarMax Gift to Harvard Law School

Mar 08, 2011, 10:00 ET from BarMax LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BarMax LLC, a start-up company bringing bar exam prep to the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, has announced a gift to Harvard Law School (HLS). BarMax was co-founded by two HLS alumni, Michael Ghaffary ('06) and Mehran Ebadolahi ('10), in an effort to finally give all law students a high quality alternative to the outrageously priced bar exam prep courses that have unfortunately become the norm.

The gift will give every single student in the HLS Class of 2011 a free copy of BarMax. Students may choose among BarMax CA, BarMax NY or BarMax MBE on either the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

"Current students are very excited about this new bar exam prep course for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, especially because BarMax was started by two recent HLS graduates," said Jennifer Dien ('11), the current President of the Student Government at HLS. "It's extremely helpful for students -- particularly those going into public interest -- to have a cost-free alternative to the mainstream expensive prep courses.  Some students are even planning to buy iPads just to experience BarMax! It's great to see a new company using innovation and technology to help law students pass the bar."

BarMax recently re-built its app from the ground up to take advantage of the new capabilities and the larger screen of iPad. In just three weeks since the iPad app was launched, BarMax NY for iPad became the top-grossing iPad Education App.

"The reaction to our product has been truly remarkable and we are very excited about the company's future," said Mr. Ebadolahi in the email announcing the gift. "None of this, however, would have been possible without the profound support and guidance we have received from the HLS community -- classmates, alumni, professors and other faculty members. This support continues today as BarMax recently added the following HLS alumni, who are currently distinguished law professors around the country, to our team as audio lecturers: Charles Nesson ('63), Jessie Hill ('99), Martin Pritikin ('00), Diane Klein ('01), Michael Dorff ('96), Howard Bromberg ('83), David Fagundes ('01), Gregory Keating ('85) and Bobby Dexter ('92)."

About BarMax LLC

BarMax LLC was founded on the basic principle that it already costs enough to become a lawyer these days, so it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg to prepare for the bar exam. To this end, several Harvard Law School alumni teamed up with top software developers to develop BarMax, the only complete bar exam prep course available for purchase in the Apple App Store.

We are using the revolutionary technology behind Apple's products to enable bar exam prep at a reasonable price and to teach students in a much better way.

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