MPRE Course Features
You'll get free audio lectures accompanied by outlines, 159 real MPRE questions from previous exams and 100+ flashcards to prepare you for exam day.
For students who need more MPRE practice questions we also offer two additional banks of 60 questions licensed directly from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). While the NCBE sell these for $40 each you can buy them from us (below) for only $24.99.
These banks are also available as an in-app purchase from the BarMax store inside the iOS app.
Free MPRE Study Materials
|5 Hours of Lectures
|159 Real MPRE Questions
from previous exams
categorized by topic
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Common Questions About the MPRE.
What states/jurisdictions require the MPRE?
The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (i.e. Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico). Since the MPRE requirements vary from one jurisdiction to another, examinees are advised to check with the board of bar examiners in each jurisdiction where admission is being.
Who administers the MPRE?
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) on behalf of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).
The MPRE is based on the law governing the conduct of lawyers, including the disciplinary rules of professional conduct currently articulated in the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and controlling constitutional decisions and generally accepted principles established in leading federal and state cases and in procedural and evidentiary rules.
When are the MPRE scores released?
MPRE scores are generally released within five weeks from the date of your examination.
Your MPRE score will be posted to your NCBE Account File Cabinet.
How is the MPRE score calculated?
MPRE scores are reported on a scale ranging from 50 (low) to 150 (high).
Passing scores are established by each jurisdiction—75 is the lowest passing score (Alabama, DC, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming) while 86 is the highest passing score (California). The most common passing score is 85.
In terms of how your raw score is scaled, unfortunately it is not black and white.
The reason for this is that MPRE scaled scores are calculated by the NCBE based on a statistical process known as equating that is commonly used on standardized examinations. This statistical process adjusts raw scores on the current examination to account for differences in difficulty as compared with past examinations.
Translation? The MPRE is curved to help ensure that you are not unfairly penalized (or rewarded) for taking a more (or less) difficult version of the exam.
Since we know that is not helpful in any way, here is a good rule of thumb you can use as you try to determine the number of questions you need to get correct.
Assume every MPRE question you answer correctly is worth three points, round up and then add one additional correct answer just to be safe. So in California, you would need to get 30 of the 50 scored questions correct to achieve the scaled score of 86.
Here are the calculations: 86/3 = 28.67 rounded up to 29 and then add one more question to get to 30.
Here are the passing MPRE scores by jurisdiction:
- Alabama 75
- Alaska 80
- Arizona 85
- Arkansas 85
- California 86
- Colorado 85
- Connecticut 80
- Delaware 85
- District of Columbia 75
- Florida 80
- Georgia 75
- Hawaii 85
- Idaho 85
- Illinois 80
- Indiana 80
- Iowa 80
- Kansas 80
- Kentucky 80
- Louisiana 80
- Maine 80
- Maryland 85
- Massachusetts 85
- Michigan 85
- Minnesota 85
- Mississippi 75
- Missouri 80
- Montana 80
- Nebraska 85
- Nevada 85
- New Hampshire 79
- New Jersey 75
- New Mexico 80
- New York 85
- North Carolina 80
- North Dakota 85
- Ohio 85
- Oklahoma 75
- Oregon 85
- Pennsylvania 75
- Rhode Island 80
- South Carolina 77
- South Dakota 85
- Tennessee 82
- Texas 85
- Utah 86
- Vermont 80
- Virginia 85
- Washington 85
- West Virginia 80
- Wisconsin N/A
- Wyoming 85
- Guam 80
- N. Mariana Islands 80
- Palau 75
- Puerto Rico N/A
- Virgin Islands 75
What are the MPRE topics?
The purpose of the MPRE 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 to determine an individual’s personal ethical values. Lawyers serve in many capacities: for example, as judges, advocates, counselors, and in other roles. The law governing the conduct of lawyers in these roles is applied in disciplinary and bar admission procedures, and by courts in dealing with issues of appearance, representation, privilege, disqualification, and contempt or other censure, and in lawsuits seeking to establish liability for malpractice and other civil or criminal wrongs committed by a lawyer while acting in a professional capacity.
Test questions covering judicial ethics apply the current ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct (CJC). Other questions will deal with discipline of lawyers by state disciplinary authorities; in these questions, the correct answer will be governed by the current ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC). The remaining questions, outside the disciplinary context, are designed to measure an understanding of the generally accepted rules, principles, and common law regulating the legal profession in the United States; in these questions, the correct answer will be governed by the view reflected in a majority of cases, statutes, or regulations on the subject.
Here is a breakdown of the subject areas with a percentage of questions for each:
- Regulation of the Legal Profession (6—12%)
- The Client-Lawyer Relationship (10—16%)
- Conflicts of Interests & the Duty of Loyalty (12—18%)
- Client Confidentiality (6—12%)
- Duty of Competence (6—12%)
- Litigation & Other Forms of Advocacy (10—16%)
- Communications with Persons Other than Clients (2—8%)
- Different Roles of the Lawyer (4—10%)
- Safekeeping Funds & Other Property (2—8%)
- Communications About Legal Services (4—10%)
- Lawyers’ Duties to the Public & the Legal System (2—4%)
- Judicial Conduct (2—8%)
What do you bring for the MPRE?
The following items are REQUIRED for admission to your MPRE test center:
- Government-Issued Photo ID (US driver's license, passport, US military ID, US alien registration card)
- Secondary ID (e.g. school/university/collage ID, credit card, library card)
If you do not present both a valid government-issued ID AND an acceptable secondary ID, you may be prohibited from testing. If you are allowed to test your score may be cancelled.
More information can be found here.
Certain comfort aids are permitted in the testing center without pre approval. See a list here.
Where does the MPRE fall with other required exams?
The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but three U.S. jurisdictions (i.e. Maryland, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico).
Generally, applicants may take the MPRE anytime after completing their first year of law school and there is no requirement that the MPRE be taken before the bar exam.
However, the MPRE requirement must be satisfied with the required passing score before a motion is made to the state seeking certification of eligibility to practice law in the jurisdiction.
What is the MPRE?
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE for short) is a multiple-choice exam administered to law students. The MPRE consists of 60 question, 50 of which will be scored and 10 will be used for experimental purposes, taken in 120 minutes.
Unlike the bar exam, students can sit for the MPRE while still attending law school, and the score is transferable between jurisdictions.
Studying for the MPRE won’t be as time-consuming as studying for the bar exam, but it’s important to put in the hours to make sure you pass the first time. While the raw score will range between zero and 50, scores will be scaled according to the exam’s difficulty. Thus, the final score will fall between 50 and 150, with the median usually falling around 100. Passing scores vary state to state, ranging from 75-86 depending on the jurisdiction. Thus, over 50% of test takers are expected to pass.
You can find the breakdown of topics on NCBE’s website here.
2020 MPRE Exam Dates
|Reg. Deadline (Fee $135)
|MAR 12 or 13
|AUG 11 or 12
|OCT 23 or 28
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University of Akron School of Law
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The BarMax MPRE course saved me for the MPRE this Spring. It had been a few years since I had taken Professional Responsibility in law school. It's well organized, easy to use, and includes concise explanations for sample questions. I came out of the MPRE feeling uncomfortably confident and overly prepared. It's definitely worth your time and money.
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I wish you all good luck and success as you pursue the score you want on the MPRE Exam.
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I learnt about BarMax from my friend who took BarMax MPRE and passed the MPRE administered on Nov 4, 2017.
The lectures were nicely explained topic wise and I understood the material very well.
The Professor's excellent explanation skills helped me retain the material so well and I did not require any hard copy of the lectures.
I recall listening to some lectures more than once just to make sure I understood the topic. I did not proceed in my lectures unless I had understood the previous topics.
BarMax laid a good foundation of topics for me to execute well on the exam and my MPRE scores for 24th March 2018 exam scaled score was 96. I truly suggest students do not take this exam for granted. One must study for this exam practice the exams.
I take this opportunity to thank each and every one from BarMax plus all those who communicated via immediate chat whenever I signed onto BarMax asking me if I needed any help.
I was extremely happy with BarMax MPRE prep. My score increased by nearly 30 points by using the course. The course was both informative and practical with actual test questions. It was a relief to have this aide after being out of school for two years and having already passed the bar exam.
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