National Conference of Bar Examiners - Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required for admission to the bar of all but four U.S. jurisdictions. Passing scores, which are established by each jurisdiction, currently vary between 75 and 86. Applicants are advised to contact the jurisdictions directly for the most current information regarding passing scores, rules, and policies. Websites for many of the jurisdictions can be accessed via the National Conference of Bar Examiners website using the following address: www.ncbex.org/offices.htm.
The MPRE is based on the law governing the conduct of lawyers, including the disciplinary rules of professional conduct currently articulated in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct., as well as controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules.
Read the MPRE 2011 Informational Booklet carefully, as applicants are responsible for all information contained in it. The MPRE Information Booklet may be downloaded from either of the websites shown below.
Applicants may register for the MPRE online or by mail. Applicants requesting accommodations due to a disability must mail all the supporting documentation with a copy of the online confirmation received after submission of an online application or with a completed paper application (see section on Testing Applicants with Disabilities in the MPRE 2011 Information Booklet).
Online registration must be received before 12:00 midnight Central Time on the published deadline date.
Paper Application Packets: Paper applications must be received in the MPRE Application Department in Iowa City by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on the published deadline date. Paper packets are available in Law Student Services or through the National Conference of Bar Examiners:
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