MPRE Information

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour, 60-question multiple-choice exam developed and administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The exam measures your knowledge and understanding of established standards for the professional conduct of lawyers.

The MPRE is typically administered in March, August and October (or November).  

The MPRE will be offered on the following dates in 2022: 

Test Administration
Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations
Registration Deadline
March 23 or March 24, 2022 December 7, 2021 January 21, 2022   
August 10 or August 11, 2022 April 28, 2022 June 9, 2022
November 14 or November 15, 2022  August 3, 2022 September 14, 2022

You may print the full 2022 MPRE schedule on the MPRE Registration Information website.

You must register for the MPRE through your NCBE account. For more information on the MPRE and registering for the exam, please visit the NCBE’s MPRE website.

In New York, you can take the MPRE either before or after the bar exam, however, you must pass the MPRE within three years before or after passing the New York bar exam. Many students opt to take the MPRE in March of their 3L year. Although it can be helpful, you are not required to take a Professional Responsibility course at the Law School before you take the MPRE.

If you need to request a testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please carefully review the MPRE Test Accommodations for requirements and procedures.