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Legal Ethics and the MPRE


Introduction to the MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a 60 question, two-hour, multiple-choice examination. The exam tests students' understanding of the law governing the conduct of attorneys, including an understanding of the content and application of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and other generally accepted ethical principles. 

The MPRE is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) on behalf of the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).

The Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar requires a MPRE score of 80 or higher

To register for the MPRE you must first create an account with NCBE. Information regarding creating an account and registering for the MPRE can be found by clicking here.

MPRE Test Dates and Deadlines, Statistics and Test Center Accommodations

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2021 Test Dates             Regular Registration Deadline Fee: $125   Late Registration Deadline Fee: $220  
March 29 or 30, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 31, 2019  
August 11 or 12, 2021 May 4, 2021 June 20, 2019  
November 4 or 5, 2021 August 2, 2021 September 26, 2019

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