Topic 1: What is the MPRE?

what is the mpre, what is the mpre examTopic 1: What is the MPRE and what does it test? 

What is the MPRE? Many law students come to us and explain that they have heard about the MPRE and know they have to take it, but wonder “what is the MPRE?”  The MPRE is the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. In this post, we answer commonly asked questions about the MPRE. Continue reading Topic 1: What is the MPRE?

Looking for an MPRE Outline?

Looking for an MPRE Outline?

Sign up for  JD Advising’s free MPRE course here! With this course, we give you:

  • a fantastic MPRE outline
  • a fantastic MPRE “one-sheet” (with all the rules in one page front and back!)
  • a lot of practice questions (120 and counting!)

Note that once you have an MPRE outline (whether it is ours or a different course’s outline), we recommend you use it to make your own! Take the outline then parse it down and put it into your own words. Continue reading Looking for an MPRE Outline?

What are the Best MPRE Questions?

mbe strategiesWhat are the Best MPRE Questions? We get a lot of questions from students regarding where the best practice MPRE questions come from.  Many people have different theories that certain commercial companies have better, more realistic, questions than other companies. Some insist that Kaplan MPRE questions are the best, whereas others will only use Barbri MPRE questions. Continue reading What are the Best MPRE Questions?

How to Improve Your MPRE Score

improve MPRE scoreIf you are looking to improve your MPRE score, you may be wondering what you can do differently.

The first step is usually to ask why your MPRE score is low. In other words, why do you miss MPRE questions?

Your MPRE score could be low because you do not know the rules. Or because you read the fact patterns too quickly. Or because you get tricked by the answer choices. Or a number of other reasons. One way to determine why your MPRE score is low — and to improve your MPRE score at the same time — is to learn to approach MPRE questions slowly and methodically. Continue reading How to Improve Your MPRE Score

How to Study for the MPRE

how to study for the MPRE, MPRE tutoringHow to study for the MPRE: With the MPRE being about 6 weeks away, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to best study for the MPRE. Or, if you are not taking the August exam, these are things you can think about implementing prior to taking the November or March exam.  In this post, we cover four steps to effectively study for the MPRE. Continue reading How to Study for the MPRE

Topic 11: MPRE One-Sheet—JD Advising

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Looking for an MPRE One-Sheet? We have a lovely (new!) one-page MPRE One-Sheet that gives you an overview of the highly tested areas of MPRE law. Many students use this 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 one-sheet as a resource. Please do not use it as a substitute for a full MPRE outline! This MPRE One-Sheet was last updated in 2019.

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Why Failing the MPRE can Be a Good Thing

JD AdvisingWhy Failing the MPRE can Be a Good Thing

Nobody wants to have to retake the MPRE. It is a hassle to study for, a hassle to take, and a hassle to register for. Many students are embarrassed to have failed the MPRE (since there is this widespread rumor that it is an “easy” exam!).

However, even though failing the MPRE can leave you with a bad feeling, failing the MPRE can be a good thing too. We tutor a lot of repeat MPRE takers and this is what we hear from them: Continue reading Why Failing the MPRE can Be a Good Thing

How long does it take to get MPRE results?

bar exam resultsMany students ask us, “how long does it take to get MPRE results?” If you are taking the MPRE this weekend, you may wonder how long you will need to wait until you find out whether you achieve a passing score on the MPRE.

According to the NCBE, scores are typically released to examinees within five weeks from the date of the exam. However, in the recent past, they have been releasing scores early — in fact they usually release results about four weeks after the MPRE is administered. Continue reading How long does it take to get MPRE results?

Sources for FREE MPRE Questions

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There are a plethora of sources for free MPRE questions. Many students get free MPRE questions as well as a free lecture if they sign up to take a commercial bar review course (such as our JD Advising course, or Barbri, Kaplan, Themis, etc.). However, if you have not yet committed to a course or if you are simply looking for more resources, feel free to explore the ones below.

Besides the first resource (which we highly recommend) we do not vouch for the effectiveness of the other resources, besides ours. Some may be good; some may not be so good! We just tried to compile a list of all of the free ones we could find! We recommend you try a variety of questions to prepare yourself for the MPRE exam. Continue reading Sources for FREE MPRE Questions

Topic 8: Become Familiar with the Key Words and Phrases on the MPRE

key words and phrases on the mpreTopic 8: Become Familiar with the Key Words and Phrases on the MPRE

Some students answer several MPRE questions incorrectly simply because they are not familiar with how the question is asked. Learning exactly what a question is asking is a critical first step if you want to maximize your MPRE score. Here, we tell you the key words and phrases you should be familiar with on the MPRE. We also tell you how to become familiar with them.

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Why to Take the August MPRE (and take it seriously!)

Multiple choice questions on law school examsThe August MRPE will be here before we know it. The exam will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015.

A lot of students sign up for the August MPRE and don’t take it seriously because they know they can take it again in November if they need to. However, we advise against that mentality.

The MPRE is something that should be given a fair amount of attention. Just like any other scholastic venture, the amount of time and attention it requires depends on the individual taking the exam. But, no matter how you tend to fair with standardized exams, the MPRE definitely requires some level of studying for everyone that takes it.   Continue reading Why to Take the August MPRE (and take it seriously!)

I Failed the MPRE. What Should I do?

law-books-291692_640Today is the results release date of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) given in March. Some students feel relieved to have the MPRE over with. Others, however, find that they failed the MPRE and are left wondering what went wrong. “I failed the MPRE. What should I do?” is a question we hear a lot more often than you may think!

First, relax. You can take the MPRE again. It is not a one-shot deal. If you still have additional semesters of law school left, you should feel even more relaxed as it will not delay your ability to take the bar exam (in fact, only a few states make it a prerequisite to taking the bar exam. Most states allow you to take the bar exam prior to passing the MPRE).  Continue reading I Failed the MPRE. What Should I do?