Mpre Scores By State 2019

MPRE stands for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The MPRE is a 120-minute, 60-question, multiple-choice exam developed by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). It is designed to measure the knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer’s professional conduct.

The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all US jurisdictions except Puerto Rico and Wisconsin. These jurisdictions, however, still incorporate local ethics rules into their respective bar exams. As of March 1, 2019, Maryland now requires the MPRE. In New Jersey and Connecticut, successful completion of a law school course on professional responsibility is accepted in lieu of passing the MPRE.

Passing scores for the MPRE vary between jurisdictions. The lowest passing score in any jurisdiction is 75, and the highest passing score is 86.

California and Utah require a minimum passing score of 86 on the MPRE. Nine states require the minimum passing score of 75: Georgia, New Jersey, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Maryland requires a minimum score of 85 to pass. Because Maryland only recently started requiring the MPRE, the score is not included in the table below.

Below is a table with the minimum passing score required on the MPRE. Scores are subject to change, so it is always important to check with the board of bar examiners in the state where you plan to seek admission to the bar.

* Maryland and Wisconsin have no MPRE required.
State MPRE Minimum Score 2019 Pop.
Alabama754,898,246
District of Columbia75711,571
Georgia7510,627,767
Kentucky754,484,047
Mississippi752,987,895
New Jersey758,922,547
New Mexico752,096,034
Oklahoma753,948,950
Pennsylvania7512,813,969
South Carolina775,147,111
New Hampshire791,363,852
Alaska80735,720
Connecticut803,567,871
Florida8021,646,155
Illinois8012,700,381
Indiana806,718,616
Iowa803,167,997
Kansas802,910,931
Louisiana804,652,581
Maine801,342,097
Massachusetts806,939,373
Missouri806,147,861
Montana801,074,532
North Carolina8010,497,741
Rhode Island801,056,738
Vermont80627,180
West Virginia801,791,951
Tennessee826,833,793
Arizona857,275,070
Arkansas853,026,412
Colorado855,770,545
Delaware85975,033
Hawaii851,416,589
Idaho851,790,182
Michigan8510,020,472
Minnesota855,655,925
Nebraska851,940,919
Nevada853,087,025
New York8519,491,339
North Dakota85760,900
Ohio8511,718,568
Oregon854,245,901
South Dakota85892,631
Texas8529,087,070
Virginia858,571,946
Washington857,666,343
Wyoming85572,381
California8639,747,267
Utah863,221,610