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The Bar Exam

Response to COVID-19

Special adjustments have been made to the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2021.
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The Committee on Bar Admissions administers a written examination, which consists of two parts: A nine-part written examination (Part I) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (Part II). Part I is primarily essay and may include multiple-choice questions. The Committee has released sample multiple-choice questions. Part II, the MPRE, is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Newly-Enacted Legislation:
It is the policy of the Committee that newly-enacted legislation-including amendments to existing federal and state statutes, and amendments, additions, and deletions affecting federal and state rules of procedure and evidence – will not be tested until at least six months after the effective date of the legislation, as opposed to the date of enactment.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)


Taking the MPRE

All applicants are also required to take the MPRE exam, through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The MPRE is given in March, August and November of each year at various locations across the country. The MPRE Exam is a 60-question multiple choice test administered within a two hour period that measures the examinee's understanding of attorney professional conduct. Topics include the ABA's 'Model Rules of Professional Conduct' and 'Model of Judicial Conduct'. Link to the MPRE


MPRE Preparation / Material Covered

Read MPRE Subject Matter Outline

Read Sample MPRE Questions

ABA: 'Model Rules of Professional Conduct'

ABA: 'Model of Judicial Conduct'


For More Information or to Register for the MPRE

Go to NCBE's MPRE Page: http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/registration



After the MPRE

Once you have taken the exam, please read the NCBE's information thoroughly on how to release your MPRE score to Louisiana.

Louisiana requires a scaled score of 80 or higher on the MPRE. A passing score for the MPRE shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of the examination. However, an applicant who has been admitted to the Bar of another state, passed the MPRE in fulfillment of the Bar Admissions requirement(s) of the applicant's state(s) of admission, and complied with the continuing legal education requirements of the applicant's state(s) of admission will be considered to have satisfied the requirement. A letter from the CLE office stating that all requirements have been met for that year must be forwarded to this office along with a certified copy from the NCBE of your MPRE score.

News

  • July Test-Taking Software

    April 29, 2021

    Attention July 2021 Applicants!: The July 2021 bar examination will be administered using the test-taking software, Examplify.  Read More.

  • Updated Scope Descriptions of the Louisiana Bar Examination for July 2021

    April 27, 2021

    The scope of the July 2021 bar examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Modification of July 2021 Exam Administration

    April 8, 2021

    The July 2021 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read Order.

  • Updated Scope Statement for Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure

    March 29, 2021

    The scope statement for the Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Louisiana Supreme Court Announces Additional Changes to Method of Administration of February 2021 Louisiana Bar Exam

    November 25, 2020

    The February 20201 bar examination will be administered remotely in an open-book format. Read the Supreme Court Order.

  • Modification of February 2021 Exam Administration

    October 30, 2020

    The Louisiana Supreme Court orders modification on the administration of the bar examination in light of the spread of Coronavirus Disease. Read Order

  • Updated Scope Description of the Louisiana Bar Examination for Februrary 2021

    October 30, 2020

    The February 2021 bar examination will be adjusted...Read More

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

    Read More

  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the Committee on Bar Admissions of any mailing address, telephone number or email address changes! This information can be updated online under the 'My Account' portal.