Unlike the bar examination, many law students prepare for and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) during their law school study. The MPRE tests your knowledge of the professional conduct standards applicable to attorneys and judges. It is a two-hour test and contains 60 multiple choice questions.
Do you have to take it? The MPRE is required for bar admission in forty-nine states (all except for Wisconsin) and in D.C. Note that New Jersey and Connecticut will also accept a passing grade in your law school professional responsibility course in lieu of the exam. Unless you fall into one of these exceptions, chances are you will have to clear this hurdle. What does it take to pass? [Read more…] about Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Scoring