Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)
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About The Multistate Bar Exam
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required for admission to the Bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions. The MPRE is not a part of the regular Bar Exam, it is required in addition to the Bar Exam. Thus, most examinees take the MPRE during their second or third year of law school.
The purpose of the MPRE Bar Exam is to measure the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct. The MPRE is not a test of whether an examinee is ethical. Rather, it is a test of whether one understands the standards that govern the conduct of lawyers and judges.
The MPRE tests such areas as the disciplinary rules of professional conduct in the American Bar Association's (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Model Code of Judicial Conduct. It also tests whether one understands "the controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules."
The following subject matter outline indicates the examination’s anticipated scope of coverage, and the approximate percentage of items that are included in each major area:
Regulation of the Legal Profession (8–12%)
The Client-Lawyer Relationship (10–14%)
Privilege and Confidentiality (6–10%)
Independent Professional Judgment—Conflicts of Interest (12–16%)
Competence, Legal Malpractice, and Other Civil Liability (8–12%)
Litigation and Other Forms of Advocacy (12–16%)
Different Roles of the Lawyer (4–8%)
Safekeeping Property and Funds of Clients and Others (4–8%)
Communication about Legal Services (6–10%)
Lawyers and the Legal System (2–6%)
Judicial Ethics (6–10%)
The MPRE is a two-hour and five minute, 60 multiple-choice question exam. There are 50 scored questions and 10 non-scored pretest questions, albeit an examinee will not be able to distinguish between the two different types of Multistate Bar Exam questions.
Examinees will receive their test results within approximately 5 weeks of the examination date. Passing scores currently vary between 75 and 86.
The MPRE is offered three times per year - in March, August and November. Examinees may sit for the exam in any location, as indicated by their preference on the application.
Although the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is the overseeing administrative body for the MPRE, each individual state's Bar Admission Office is responsible for determining whether to impose educational or experience pre-requisites for MPRE candidates.
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