MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on Constitutional Law on the MBE. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Constitutional Law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam — and many of them will cover the powers of Congress, which we will cover in this post.

Note that we have posted a total of 15 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 15 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy.

As mentioned above, today, we will review a Constitutional Law MBE question that tests the powers of Congress. Do your best to answer this question (before even looking at the answer choices and before looking at the answer below!) Ask yourself:  What is the subject? What is the legal issue? What is the rule and analysis? What is the conclusion? Try to answer these beginning questions before even reading the answer choices. Then, uncover the  Constitutional Law MBE answer as well as read more about our MBE tip of the day.

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Ashley Heidemann is the owner and founder of JD Advising. Ms. Heidemann scored over a 180 on the Michigan Bar Exam in February of 2011 after graduating as the #1 student in her law school class of over 200 students in 2011. She, as well as a team of others, offer bar exam courses, seminars, and private tutoring for bar exam students nationwide. This includes services for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and Michigan bar exam.  Please click here to contact her company, with any questions.