MBE Foundation Course

MBE Foundation Course On-Demand



With our online MBE Foundation Course, you'll identify your personal areas of strength and weakness so that you'll be ready to hit the ground running when you get to your General Bar Review Course. We will cover the most up-to-date MBE trends. Each session covers one of the seven MBE subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, Torts, and Federal Civil Procedure. For every topic within each of the 7 MBE subjects, you will receive:

  • A brief overview of what to expect on the actual bar exam and how it will be tested. You will be given techniques and approaches that are specific to each topic within each of the 7 MBE subjects. Depending on the topic, each overview will take 5 to 10 minutes to watch.
  • You'll take an exam-like practice quiz that focuses on the most heavily tested areas for each topic. Depending on the topic, the number of exam-like questions in each quiz will vary. Each quiz will take you 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Our faculty will walk you through each of the exam-like practice quizzes. We will review the law on which the answer to each question is based, and provide essential strategies and techniques to maximize your test performance. Depending on the topic, each quiz review session will last 45 minutes to 1 hour.

How much time should I budget to complete this course?
We recommend that you budget 7 time-slots, one for each MBE subject. You should block out 7 hours for each time-slot.


Exclusive Tools and Resources

Miss a lecture? Want to review a concept? Classes are archived online. You can listen to an entire lecture or just parts of one at your convenience.

MBE Qbank
Our online MBE Qbank contains 800 sample test questions with detailed answer explanations, in addition to those provided in the course material. You can use it to create customized practice quizzes and track your progress.

Supplemental Audio Lectures
We offer an additional 32 hours of substantive lectures on all seven MBE topics on MP3s so that you can listen to them anytime, anywhere.

Ask-an-Attorney Support
Have a question about the outlines or practice materials presented in our courses? Send us an e-mail. Our attorneys will help you get back on track.

  • Practice Workbook with More Than 1,000 Questions
  • Diagnostic 50-Question Quizzes in Each Subject

Your MBE Foundation Course comes with the following outlines, workbooks and hands-on tools:

  • Multistate Workbook

Lecture Types


Self-paced program that allows you to listen to lectures where and when you want.

About the MBE

The Multistate Bar Exam at a Glance

What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)?
The MBE is a national, 6-hour, 200-question multiple-choice test. In most states, the MBE accounts for 40% to 50% of your Bar Exam score. Nationally, 29% of all Bar Exam takers do not pass the exam.. Many who fail miss getting a passing score by just a small margin. Answering a few extra MBE questions correctly can make the difference between passing and failing the Bar Exam.

Important MBE Facts:

  • The MBE accounts for one full day of the Bar Exam and is required by every state except Louisiana and Washington.
  • The MBE is divided into two 3-hour sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with 100 questions in each session.
  • Subjects tested on the MBE: Constitutional Law (31 questions), Contracts (33 questions), Criminal Law and Procedure (31 questions), Evidence (31 questions), Real Property (31 questions), and Torts (33 questions)
  • 10 of the 200 MBE questions are not used for scoring purposes. These questions are indistinguishable from the live test items.
  • You have an average of 1.8 minutes to answer each question.
State Bar Exam Weight of MBE
Alabama 50%
Alaska 50%
Arizona 33%
Arkansas 33%
California 50%
Colorado 50%
Connecticut 50%
Delaware 40%
District of Columbia 50%
Florida 50%
Georgia 50%
Hawaii 50%
Idaho 50%
Illinois 50%
Indiana 50%
Iowa 50%
Kansas 50%
Kentucky -
Louisiana -
Maine 36%
Maryland 33%
Massachusetts 50%
Michigan 50%
Minnesota 50%
Mississippi 40%
Missouri 40%
Montana 35%
Nebraska 50%
New Hampshire 50%
New Jersey 50%
New Mexico 50%
New York 40%
North Carolina 40%
North Dakota 50%
Ohio 33%
Oklahoma 50%
Oregon 50%
Pennsylvania 45%
Rhode Island 50%
South Carolina -
South Dakota 50%
Tennessee -
Texas 40%
Utah 50%
Vermont -
Virginia 40%
Washington -
West Virginia 50%
Wisconsin 50%
Wyoming -

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