MPRE Exam Information

The MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination) is a multiple-choice exam testing legal ethics. In order to gain admission into the bars of most United States jurisdictions, you must pass the MPRE. The MPRE is administered three times each year. The test consists of 50 (counted) questions. You have two hours to complete the exam.

Purpose of the MPRE

The purpose of the MPRE is to measure your knowledge and understanding of legal ethics rules. The MPRE is not a test to determine your personal ethical values. Lawyers serve in many different capacities. For example, lawyers act as judges, advocates, counselors, and 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, 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.