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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 not be tested until at least 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 read the NCBE's information thoroughly on how to release your MPRE 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.


  • February 2022 Exam

    September 27, 2021

    The February 2022 bar examination will be administered in person on February 21, 23, 25. Pursuant to La. Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 7, the written examination will test nine subject areas which include 1)Civil Code 2)Civil Code II 3)Civil Code III 4)Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure 5)Torts 6)Business Entities 7)Constitutional Law 8)Criminal Law, Procedure and Evidence and 9) Federal Jurisprudence and Procedure. The Committee will announce COVID protocols prior to the examination. Applicants should refer to the scope statements contained under The Bar Exam tab located on the Committee’s website for information concerning matter tested in each subject. Applicants should also refer to LA. Supreme Court Rule XVII Section 4 for applicable deadline periods.

  • Law Student Registration Filing Deadline Extended

    September 14, 2021

    Due to Hurricane Ida, the law student registration filing deadline has been extended from October 1, 2021 to October 15, 2021. The extension applies only to the 2021 law student registration filing period. The Committee will post the official order issued by the court once released.

  • Updated Scope Statement for Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure

    March 29, 2021

    The scope statement for the Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure examination has been updated as follows: Read Update.

  • Announcement: Admission of Qualified Candidates

    October 2, 2020

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  • LASCBA Office Closed To Public

    March 18, 2020

    The Committee on Bar Admissions office will be closed for public access beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020...Read More

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