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 2021: 

Test Administration
Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations
Registration Deadline
March 29 or 30, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 28, 2021   
August 11 or August 12, 2021 May 4, 2021 June 10, 2021
November 4 or November 5, 2021 August 2, 2021 September 17, 2021

To print the full 2021 MPRE schedule, please click here.

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, it is important that you carefully review the following page for the relevant requirements and procedures: MPRE Test Accommodations.