Introduction to the MBE

This course is focused on driving student achievement on the bar exam by working to build critical exam skills.

Introduction to MBE

This course is focused directly on driving student achievement on the most difficult part of the bar exam by working to build critical exam skills by combining substantive review with multiple-choice question deconstruction. This course covers selected topics within the MBE subjects of Contracts, Evidence, Torts, and Real Property. Students will review the substantive law that is most heavily tested in that subject on the bar exam and complete MBE questions for homework using AdaptiBar. In the following class, students will walk through how to attack the problems focusing on skills such as the process of elimination. After reviewing each substantive area and corresponding practice questions, students will then take a quiz that will test their retention and analytical skills. This course has four retention quizzes, two midterms, and a final exam that serve as benchmarks for subject proficiency and study technique efficacy. Additionally, these assessments offer a collective preview of the demanding pace of the ten weeks of required post-graduate commercial bar review. The short-term goal is to see score increases of 20 percent in each subject, while the long-term goal is to enhance students’ understanding of the substance of, and approaches to, the MBE.

This course is part of the Core Curriculum. All students are required to complete this course during their final year of law school (ideally in the final semester).

Including the sections of this course that meet remotely, the four retention quizzes, two midterms, and the final exam will be administered in person on campus. Additionally, one class will be dedicated to the NYLS Bar Kickoff, an in-person event on campus. All students are expected to plan accordingly.

3 Credits


Business and Financial Services

Intellectual Property and Privacy

Government and Public Interest Law

General Practice / Chart Your Path





Graduation Requirements