Multistate Bar Examination [MBE] Law and Legal Definition

The Multistate bar examination refers to a standardized examination created and sold to participating state bar examiners by the National Conference of Bar Examiners in the U.S. It is an assessment tool to determine the professional competitiveness of legal professionals. MBE is a multiple choice examination. MBE curriculum includes; contracts, torts, constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, and real property. It is administered during a single day of bar examinations in forty eight states and the District of Columbia.

"Multistate Bar Examination as denoting test prepared for determining the competency of applicants to the bars of several states."[Blinded Veterans Ass'n v. Blinded American Veterans Foundation, 872 F.2d 1035, 1041 (D.C. Cir. 1989)].