The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”) is an ethics exam administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (“NCBE”) and not by the state of Mississippi. The MPRE is administered separately from the Mississippi bar exam and is generally tested three times each year in March, August, and November.
Please visit the Ethics Exam/MPRE page for general information about the MPRE and the MPRE application process.
Mississippi requires an MPRE scaled score of 75 or greater prior to admission. The score must be achieved on an MPRE exam within 24 months before or 12 months after the date of the administration of the Mississippi bar exam at which the applicant achieves the passing result. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the MPRE prior to the Mississippi bar exam. (Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar, Rule IX, Section 4(C)).
For Mississippi Admission on Motion applicants, Mississippi requires the same MPRE requirement and passing score of the attorney’s home jurisdiction if the home jurisdiction has an MPRE requirement as part of its own admission on motion rules. Please see the Mississippi Bar Reciprocity Page and the Admission on Motion – MPRE Map for more information.
Mississippi accepts MPRE scaled scores that were achieved in another jurisdiction.