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Attention MPRE Takers: Here are a few ABA Model Rule Changes to Be Aware Of!

Attention MPRE Takers: Here are a few ABA Model Rule Changes to Be Aware Of!

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) tests the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules. In August 2018, theses rule changed just slightly! Any changes to the ABA model rules are fair game to be tested one year after they take effect. So the August 2019 MPRE will be the first MPRE that could potentially test these ABA Model Rule changes. Continue reading Attention MPRE Takers: Here are a few ABA Model Rule Changes to Be Aware Of!

High Stakes MPRE

How To Prepare for A High Stakes MPRE

How To Prepare for A High Stakes MPRE

For some students, there isn’t a lot of pressure when they take the MPRE because they can simply re-take it in 3-5 months (depending on what administration they originally took the MPRE).  However, for others, the MPRE is “high stakes”.  For instance, if your jurisdiction requires you to pass the MPRE before you can take the bar exam, or if you have already passed the bar exam and the MPRE is the final hurdle to becoming a licensed attorney, then it is a “high stakes” exam! It is also high stakes if you are taking the MPRE because you have been disciplined by your state authority — it will look much better if you pass the MPRE the first time you take it in that case. In this post, we provide tips for studying for a “high stakes” MPRE!

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Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

Taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) portion of the bar exam next month? Looking for some guidance on how to approach studying? We recommend signing up for our free MEE webinar taking place on June 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. EDT. The seminar is scheduled to last 45 minutes. Continue reading Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

Understanding MPRE Keywords and Phrases

MPRE Keywords and Phrases

Understanding MPRE Keywords and Phrases

One aspect of the MPRE that students often overlook is how the question is asked.  When students have to re-take the MPRE we often hear that they never realized that the National Conference of Bar Examiners provides a breakdown of the “keywords and phrases” that often appear in the call of the question.  Understanding these keywords and phrases will help ensure you get a passing score on the MPRE!

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What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

mbe help, mpre testing centerWhat can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

Many students don’t do their homework before the MPRE and they are surprised that they can’t wear their watch. Or their fitbit. Or that they have to go all the way back to their car to dispose of their phone. Or that the photo identification required is very specific!

Here, we tell you what you MUST bring, what you MAY bring, and what you MAY NOT bring into the MPRE testing center. Note that we are just pointing out a few of the salient items. Please make sure that you take the time to read all of the updated test day policies on the NCBE site here.

Note: In 2020, the MPRE Administration is changing. The MPRE will be located at Pearson Vue Testing Centers. So, it is possible this list may change as well. Please check the NCBE site if you are taking the MPRE in 2020! Continue reading What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?