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The Bar Exam

The Committee on Bar Admissions administers a written examination, which consists of two parts: A nine-part written examination (Part I) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (Part II). Part I is primarily essay and may include multiple-choice questions. The Committee has released sample multiple-choice questions. Part II, the MPRE, is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Newly-Enacted Legislation:
It is the policy of the Committee that newly-enacted legislation-including amendments to existing federal and state statutes, and amendments, additions, and deletions affecting federal and state rules of procedure and evidence - will be tested six months after the effective date of the legislation, as opposed to the date of enactment.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE)

Taking the MPRE

All applicants are also required to take the MPRE exam, through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

The MPRE is given in March, August and November of each year at various locations across the country. The MPRE Exam is a 60-question multiple choice test administered within a two hour period that measures the examinee's understanding of attorney professional conduct. Topics include the ABA's 'Model Rules of Professional Conduct' and 'Model of Judicial Conduct'. Link to the MPRE

MPRE Preparation / Material Covered

Read MPRE Subject Matter Outline

Read Sample MPRE Questions

ABA: 'Model Rules of Professional Conduct'

ABA: 'Model of Judicial Conduct'

For More Information or to Register for the MPRE

Go to NCBE's MPRE Page:

After the MPRE

Once you have taken the exam, please contact the MPRE Records Department at (608) 280-8550 or at NCBEX-MPRE Scores to release your score to Louisiana.

Louisiana requires a scaled score of 80 or higher on the MPRE. A passing score for the MPRE shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of the examination. However, an applicant who has been admitted to the Bar of another state, passed the MPRE in fulfillment of the Bar Admissions requirement(s) of the applicant's state(s) of admission, and complied with the continuing legal education requirements of the applicant's state(s) of admission will be considered to have satisfied the requirement. A letter from the CLE office stating that all requirements have been met for that year must be forwarded to this office along with a certified copy from the NCBE of your MPRE score.


  • September 2017 Office Schedule

    The administrative office of the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday. For the month of September, the office will be closed on the following date(s): Monday, September 4 (Labor Day).

  • Five Time Exam Limit Reinstated

    The provision in La. Sup. Ct. Rule XVII limiting applicants to five attempts to pass the examination which was temporarily suspended has been reinstated..Read More

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