Bar Exam Information

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a sixty question, two-hour and five minute, multiple-choice examination administered three times each year. The MPRE is required for admission to the bars of all but four US jurisdictions. Passing scores, which are established by each jurisdiction, currently vary between 75 and 86. Applicants are advised to contact the jurisdictions directly for the most current information regarding passing scores, rules, and policies.

The exam can be taken anytime after your first year of law school. Register online here. Questions concerning your MPRE Application should be directed to the MPRE Application Department at 319-341-2500.


The New York State Bar Examination

Applications to take the bar examination must be postmarked no more than 120 days, nor less than 90 days prior to the examination for which application is being made. There is no provision for late filing for first-time exam takers. There is an online process for filing an application to take the NY Bar Exam.


Comprehensive Guide To Bar Admission Requirements <pdf>

General guide to questions concerning bar admissions for each state jurisdiction. Includes directory of State Bar Admission Agencies. The Guide is available for reference in the Career Planning Office or use the link on this page to access the most current version of this guide.


Filing for Character and Fitness FAQ

For CUNY Law Applicants: Frequently Asked Questions about Filing for Character and Fitness (Bar Admission) Application in New York.


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