What is the MPRE? The Ultimate Guide to the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
Although most states administer the MPRE independently of the bar exam, the MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Wisconsin, Maryland, and Puerto Rico). Plus, the Connecticut and New Jersey bars accept the completion of a law-school course on professional responsibility in lieu of the MPRE.
Preparing for the MPRE
Preparing for the MPRE is straightforward. You'll need both a strong familiarity with the rules and principles of professional conduct, as well as an understanding of the format of the MPRE.
When Do I Need to Start Studying for the MPRE?
It is generally recommended that you begin your MPRE preparation at least two weeks before the exam, though three to four weeks is ideal.
MPRE Study Tips
The MPRE is similar to other standardized tests you have taken, and there are no big secrets to succeeding on the exam. However, here are just a few tips that might make your MPRE preparation a little easier:
- Check out the NCBE’s list of common terms used in MPRE prompts, as well as the MPRE Subject Matter Outline. These are great resources to ensure you know what’s coming.
- Read through the ABA Model Rules. These rules are the heart of the MRPE. If you have the time, it wouldn’t hurt to look through this primary source, in addition to taking an MPRE prep course.
- Do as many practice questions as possible and take several full-length practice exams.There’s no better way to familiarize yourself with a standardized test than to simulate the conditions of the actual test.
- Focus on the attorney in the prompt. MPRE questions will often include multiple actors and actions to throw you off. Always keep in mind that the exam is testing your knowledge of lawyers’ professional responsibilities.
MPRE Practice Questions
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Quimbee’s MPRE Prep Course
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To register for the MPRE, you’ll need to create an account on the NCBE website.
The MPRE is scored based on a scale ranging from 50 (low) to 150 (high). Each jurisdiction sets its own minimum-passing score. Minimum-passing scores range from 75 to 86. The NCBE’s website provides further details on how the MPRE is scored.