Preparing for the Bar Exam

Admission to practice law in the majority of states requires completion of two exams: the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) and the Bar Exam.  Students are advised to take the MPRE during their 2L or 3L year, ideally during or immediately after taking Professional Responsibility (a required course for graduation).  Students must graduate prior to taking the Bar Exam, which is offered in July and February each year with bar applications due 1-5 months in advance, depending on the jurisdiction.  See for more information on individual jurisdictions.

Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the MPRE here and the Bar Exam here.