MPRE Tutoring and Professional Responsibility Prep
Passing the MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination) is a requirement for admission to the bar many U.S. jurisdictions. A multiple-choice examination, the MPRE comprises sixty questions and lasts two hours and five minutes. Administered three times each year, the MPRE may be taken after completing two years of law school. Passing MPRE scores vary among jurisdictions.
Difficulty of the MPRE: Often Overlooked
The difficulty of the MPRE is often significantly under-estimated by students. There may be several reasons why people tend to assume that the MPRE is less difficult than it is, such as:
- multiple-choice test
- can be taken before law school graduation
- requires no writing of law school or bar exam-like essays or performance tests
- short in comparison to the bar exam
- covers a single area of law: professional responsibility
- non-lawyer friends and family have heard about the bar exam but not the MPRE
Nonetheless, students should avoid overlooking the MPRE: many people don’t pass the MPRE on the first try, and not passing the MPRE in turn may delay their admission to the bar or even their eligibility to take the bar exam.
Personal, individual tutoring
LEX MPRE tutors and professional responsibility tutoring are available for private, one-to-one tutoring sessions in person as well as online. MPRE prep tutors are also available to work with small groups.
Current and former LEX students represent students or alumni from UCLA, USC, UCSB, UCI, Southwestern, Loyola, Pepperdine, Chapman, and other California schools as well as schools from other parts of the country, such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UVA, Emory, and Vanderbilt.
MPRE Prep as a Bar Exam Preview
Properly preparing for the MPRE helps not only with the professional responsibility exam itself but also with the bar exam. PR is a required subject in many states’ bar exams, so the knowledge developed in studying for the MPRE will be directly applicable to the bar exam as well. Moreover, the relevant performance skills, such as legal analysis and test-taking skills, will be readily applicable to the bar exam, particularly the MBE portion.