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).  

2023 Test Dates: 

Test Administration
Recommended Submission Date to Apply for Accommodations
Registration Deadline
March 28 or March 29, 2023 December 5, 2022 January 26, 2023   
August 9 or  August 10, 2023 April 24, 2023 June 8, 2023
November 2 or  November 3, 2023 July 24, 2023 September 12, 2023

You may print the full 2023 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.