At $999, it is the most expensive app available for the iPhone. But this one may actually be worth it, as TechCrunch reports. Called BarMax CA, it is a full-fledged preparation course for the California bar exam, offered entirely on the iPhone, at a third to a quarter less than the price of a BarBri course.

The app was the brainchild of Mike Ghaffary, a graduate of both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He pulled together a team of Harvard law grads to create the app.

What does the app offer? A lot, says TechCrunch:

The app is over 1 gigabyte in size, which is the largest application I’ve ever seen. It includes thousands of pages of materials as well as hundreds of hours of audio lectures. It’s all the information you could ever want for the two-month course. And again, it can be done all on your iPhone. That said, if you do want some more tangible paperwork for certain sections, BarMax will send you that electronically as well.

By the end of the year, the company plans to add bar-exam apps for New York and five other states. It may also offer a version for just the multi-state for $500.

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