Registration for 2018 MPRE's opens in mid-December

Registration for 2018 MPRE's opens in mid-December

Postby ProBono & Externship » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:49 pm

The next MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination) test date is Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. The regular registration deadline was Thursday, September 14, 2017. The regular registration fee is $95. Late registration deadline is Thursday, September 21, 2017. The late registration fee is $190. All fees must be paid for by “credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover only) or by e-check.” (NCBE web site).

To be admitted to the bar as an attorney in New York you need to pass the New York State Bar Examination (taken after graduation), pass the MPRE with a score of 85 (for New York), and be certified to the Character and Fitness Committee for admission to practice The MPRE may be taken during Law School. From the NYS Bar Examiner’s web site http://www.nybarexam.org.

The MPRE can be taken before or after the bar examination, however, the applicant must pass the MPRE within three years either before or after passing the New York bar examination, as measured from the date the applicant sat for each examination.

If you are planning to take the Massachusetts bar examination, or use your UBE score to be admitted in Massachusetts, you MUST take and pass the MPRE with a score of 85 BEFORE applying to take the Massachusetts bar exam or apply for admission using your NY UBE score.

You must now register for an NCBE (National Council of Bar Examiners) number in order to register for the MPRE. You will also need this number to register for the New York bar examination (the Uniform Bar Exam). While the MPRE is administered by LSAC, you must register though your NCBE (National Council of Bar Examiners) Account site at https://accounts.ncbex.org/php/ncbe_number/go and select “Register for the MPRE / Log in to MPRE Account.” If you already have an MPRE account with LSAC, it will transfer your to the MPRE account login page. If not, it will transfer you to the MPRE Account Creation page on the LSAC site. Create an account and log in. This site will enable you to select a test administration date, your preferred test center and the jurisdiction that should receive your score. You will receive a conformation e-mail of your registration after it is processed.

The MPRE is now being offered in March, August and November each year.

2018 MPRE administration dates (registration will NOT open until mid-December)

Date of exam: March 24, 2018 - end of spring break
Regular registration ($95): February 1, 2018
Late registration ($190): February 8, 2018

Date of exam: August 11, 2018
Regular registration ($95): June 21, 2018
Late registration ($190): June 28, 2018

Date of exam: November 10, 2018
Regular registration ($95): September 20, 2018
Late registration ($190): September 27, 2018

Scores

The MPRE is scaled on a range from 50 to 150. The passing score for New York is 85. Scores are typically released within five weeks from the date of the examination. Score are posted in your NCBE File Cabinet: https://accounts.ncbex.org/php/ncbe_number/goFileCabinet.

Sending score reports to multiple jurisdictions
You must submit all requests to send scores to another jurisdiction (than the one you designated when you registered) through MPRE Score Services at: http://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-exam-score-services/mpre-score-services/. The fee is $25 for an PRE Score report and $50 for an MPRE Score verification. It is payable by MasterCard and Visa only (like the NY Bar Exam).

Questions or concerns, contact Vice Dean Melinda Saran at saran@buffalo.edu or 614 O'Brian Hall.
Vice Dean for Social Justice Initiatives
and Teaching Faculty
University at Buffalo School of Law
614 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel.: (716) 645-6603
saran@buffalo.edu
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