MPRE Cheat Sheet – JD Advising

MPRE cheat sheet, MPRE, Looking for an MPRE cheat sheet? We have a lovely three-page MPRE cheat sheet that gives you an overview of the highly-tested areas of MPRE law. Many students use this cheat sheet as either an overview before they dive into MPRE studying or as a last-minute review prior to taking the MPRE.

We recommend that you only use the MPRE cheat sheet as a resource. Please do not use it as a substitute for a full MPRE outline! Note: This post was updated 7/28/18. 

What does the MPRE cheat sheet cover? 

We cover all of the following areas of law and tell you how much each one is worth on the MPRE:

  • Regulation of the Legal Profession (6-12%)
  • The Lawyer-Client Relations (10-16%)
  • Client Confidentiality (6-12%)
  • Conflicts of Interest (12-18%)
  • Competence, Legal Malpractice, and other Civil Liability (6-12%)
  • Litigation and Other Forms of Advocacy (10-16%)
  • Transactions and Communications with Other Persons (2-8%)
  • Different Roles of a Lawyer (2-8%)
  • Safekeeping funds and other property (2-8%)
  • Communications about Legal Services (4-10%)
  • Lawyer’s Duties to the Public and Legal System (2-8%)
  • Judicial Conduct (2-8%)

Download a PDF version of the MPRE cheat sheet by clicking here: MPRE CHEAT SHEET

How do I use the MPRE cheat sheet?

As an overview: You can use it as an “overview” before you dive into MPRE review. (Some students like to see the bigger picture before diving into the nitty-gritty). You can also refer to it while you are studying a longer MPRE outline if it helps you to organize and consolidate the material.

As a last-minute review: You can also use it as a tool to review right before you take the MPRE. In reality, it is even better to create your own MPRE cheat sheet, but we know that not everyone has time!

How long is the MPRE cheat sheet?

It is three pages! We also include mnemonics which are highlighted in yellow.

Where can I download it?

Download a PDF version of the MPRE cheat sheet by clicking here: MPRE CHEAT SHEET

Can I share the MPRE cheat sheet?

Yes, but if you want to share it online, please link to this post!

Looking for MPRE tutoring?

We offer MPRE tutoring if you are interested in working one-on-one with a tutor who can help you with multiple-choice strategies as well as substantive law. We meet some students for just one session to cover MPRE strategies. Other students we meet multiple times (between two and five times). We offer tutoring online and in person.

MPRE resources

If you are looking for free resources, you are in luck! For more MPRE tips and tricks, we highly recommend that you review all of our MPRE posts by clicking here. Some popular ones are:

  • MPRE Cheat Sheet: Here is a lovely, condensed and efficient MPRE cheat-sheet that you can follow along as you memorize the rules!
  • How many questions you should be answering correctly when you practice? (It may surprise you to know that it is almost the same number of questions that you need to be answering correctly to pass no matter what a “passing score” is in your jurisdiction!)
  • MPRE Free questions! Here is a list of free sources for MPRE questions. Even if you are taking an MPRE course, it does not hurt to try a variety of questions. This includes released MPRE questions!
  • MPRE Tip: Become familiar with Key Words and Phrases on the MPRE: This post gives you an overview of how you can avoid making mistakes by paying careful attention to the call of the question. If you are taking the MPRE this weekend, it is a good last-minute read to make sure you don’t fall into a trap!
  • Five Last-Minute tips to Pass the MPRE: These are some last-minute tips and tricks that help students pass the MPRE. They are good things to keep in mind on the exam day!
  • How to Pass the MPRE: If you are in law school wondering how to conquer this thing the first time you take it, read our advice here.
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