The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a difficult exam for law students to take. The difficulty doesn’t lie in the material necessarily, though the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility can be counter-intuitive at times, but rather, the difficulty is in everything that surrounds the MPRE.
The MPRE is administered three times each year: August, November, and March. The timing of the exam presents the first difficulty. Since most students take the MPRE prior to graduation, they are forced to take the exam either at the beginning or in the middle of the fall semester, or, in the middle of the spring semester. At each of these times students are busy with classes, extra-curricular activities and/or internships and externships. For students in their third year, often times there are the additional distractors of searching for a job as well as beginning planning for the bar exam; including preparation of their bar application. Given all of the tasks students are currently tackling during these times, it can be difficult to find the time to really study and focus on the MPRE. [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Success on the MPRE