2019-2020 MPRE Changes Are Underway

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) implemented changes to the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) in 2019. Most notably, an increase in the registration fees and steps to phase in a new computer-based testing format (fully transitioned by the March 2020 exam).


The 2019 MPRE regular registration fee is now $125 and the late registration fee is $220. So it’s a good idea to meet the regular registration deadline and save yourself $95. Also note that the late registration deadline is only one week later.


For the November 2019 MPRE, up to 5,000 examinees will be randomly selected to take the computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE Center. You’ll know if you’re one during the online MPRE registration process.

All other examinees will take the paper-based exam at an LSAC test center. For more info, visit the NBCE FAQs webpage.


The MPRE tasks you to think like a lawyer when ethical situations aren’t so clear cut. It’s a different testing format compared to your law school finals. You’ll need to complete 60 multiple-choice questions in two hours.

Get ahead with the free BARBRI MPRE Review. It includes our MPRE Maximizer last-minute quick-study cram packet of legal ethics rules, exceptions and broad topic areas. Plus, you can revisit the online lectures and practice questions as often as you’d like. So you better reinforce the rules of professional responsibility, the code of judicial conduct and the law of lawyering.

In case you’re wondering, a legal ethics or professional responsibility class in law school won’t guarantee a passing MPRE score. That’s why most 2L and 3L students use BARBRI MPRE Review. It covers everything about ethics. It’s highly organized and always current on legal ethics information.


Check out our MPRE passing scores infographic compares all states/jurisdictions.

And download our free BARBRI Bar Exam Digest for all the state-by-state MPRE information you need.

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