Standardized Test Issues - MBE

Law school is a long, sometimes grueling process. You work hard and often study to be able to pass your courses, but all that work means nothing if you can't pass the bar exam. Without being admitted to your state's bar association, you can't practice law. You can't pursue the career you've been working toward for the last several years of your life.

Even if you get a high score on your bar exam, the studying you did and the years of law school you completed may be in jeopardy if someone accuses you of misconduct while taking the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE). If you are found guilty of misconduct, your scores could be canceled, and you may be unable to sit for the MBE again. You may even face civil liability for violating copyright law.

You can't put your legal career at risk like that, and at the Lento Law Firm, we agree. Take steps to prevent allegations of misconduct and consider working with an education lawyer if you do get accused.

What Is the MBE?

The MBE is a standardized, 200-question test that is administered as part of the bar exam, which law students must pass before they can begin practicing law in their state. The MBE questions cover:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) creates and administers the exam to jurisdictions across the country. The bar exam differs slightly by state, but the most common format is a two-day exam, with one full day devoted to the MBE. The second day