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Information on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice examination developed by NCBE that is administered three times per year. It is required for admission to the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico). (In addition, Connecticut and New Jersey accept successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility in lieu of a passing score on the MPRE.) Because MPRE requirements vary from one jurisdiction to another, examinees are advised to check with the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction to which they seek admission before registering for the MPRE. Passing scores are established by each jurisdiction. 

The purpose of the MPRE is to measure an examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.

MPRE REGISTRATION

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline
Fee: $95
Late Registration Deadline
Fee: $190
Sat., March 18, 2017 January 26, 2017 February 2, 2017
Sat., August 12, 2017 June 22, 2017 June 29, 2017
Sat., November 4, 2017 September 14, 2017 September 21, 2017
Note: Registration for 2017 MPRE test dates will open in mid-December 2016.

TESTING CENTERS

Available test centers will be listed once you begin the registration process in your MPRE Account. LSAC handles all test center assignments. Please contact LSAC at 215-504-3886 or at MPREinfo@LSAC.org for information or questions regarding test center assignments. (Do not contact NCBE about your test center assignment.)

The MPRE is administered in over 300 test center locations. Test center choices cannot be guaranteed, and travel may be required.

Occasionally, it is necessary for LSAC to reassign applicants to another test center after Admission Tickets have been issued. In this case, LSAC will notify the applicants by email and post new Admission Tickets to their MPRE Accounts.

MPRE PREPARATION (Follow this link for study tools and tips from the National Conference of Bar Examiners)

  • Some bar preparation companies offer MPRE preparation courses or practice exams free of charge, and they may even have an app for your mobile device. For examples, see BarmaxBarbri, or Themis.
  • See the Professional Responsibility Course Guide for more Law Library resources like the flash cards below.
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