California Bar Examination

A guide to give students resources to prepare for the California State Bar Examination. Included in this guide are materials on admission, essays, performance tests, MBE (multi-state exam), and MPRE (multi-state professional responsibilities exam), etc.

General Information

The Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is a 120-minute exam comprised of 60 multiple-choice questions.  The exam assesses an applicant's knowledge and understanding of the ethical standards expected of a legal practitioner.  It is a requirement for all those who intend of practicing law in California.

In California, you must attain a score of 86 or higher.

MPRE Sample Questions

CAUTION:  Answers to MPRE questions may not reflect current law.

MPRE Resources

Unless otherwise indicated the resources listed below are located in either the Law Closed Reserve Room or the Law Open Reserve Room.

Heafey Law Library Research Team