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    March 4, 2024
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    April 1, 2024
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

    An overview of the MPRE. Who has to take it, what it is, where it is administered, when to take it, and how to study for it.

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Upcoming Exams & Deadlines

You can begin the application process by visiting the NCBE’s Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements, which contains information about deadlines and requirements for different jurisdictions. 

It is important that you routinely check your state’s bar admission page, as deadlines and requirements may change throughout the year and state committees are not flexible about waiving requirements.

Listed below are the bar exam dates and deadlines for the MPRE and the top six bar exam jurisdictions for HLS students. For more information, a list of all jurisdictions and their websites can be found here.

The MPRE

  • What is the MPRE?

    The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is required for admission to the bars for the majority of U.S. jurisdictions.

    It’s a two hour, 60-question multiple-choice exam administered three times per year (March, August, and November).

    J.D. students may sit for the MPRE before taking a Legal Profession course at HLS.

    You can find out more about this exam on the NCBE’s website.

  • 2024 MPRE Dates

    March 26th (Tuesday) or 27th (Wednesday)

    August 13rd (Tuesday) or 14th (Wednesday)

    November 7th (Thursday) or 8th (Friday)

  • 2024 MPRE Registration Deadlines

    March Exams: January 25th (Thursday)

    August Exams: June 12th (Wednesday)

    November Exams: September 18th (Wednesday)

    *If you are requesting an accommodation from the NCBE, do not register for the MPRE until you have been granted that accommodation

  • 2024 MPRE Accommodation Deadlines

    March Exams: December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)

    August Exams: April 24th (Wednesday)

    November Exams: July 24th (Wednesday)

New York

  • 2024 & 2025 NY Bar Exam Dates & Application Filing Windows

    July 30-31, 2024 Exam: March 1-31, 2024 filing window

    February 25-26, 2025 Exam: October 1-31, 2024 filing window

    July 29-30, 2025 Exam: March 1-31, 2025 filing window

     

  • NY Bar Exam Accommodation Application Deadlines

    July Exam: March 31st of that year

    February Exam: October 31st of the previous year

    *Must be received by the date above, not by postmark.

  • 2024 NYLE Dates & Registration Deadlines

    April 11th Exam: March 12th registration deadline (Tuesday)

    September 19th Exam: August 20th registration deadline (Tuesday)

    December 19th Exam: November 19th registration deadline (Tuesday)

    *All exams are on Thursdays at 12pm ET.

    *You must complete the NYLC to register for the NYLE.

  • 2024 NYLE Accommodation Application Deadlines

    September 19th Exam: June 21st deadline (Friday)

    December 19th Exam: September 20th deadline (Friday)

    *Must be received by the date above, not by postmark.

California

  • 2024 CA Bar Exam Dates & Application Window

    Exam: July 30th and 31st

    Timely Filing Window: March 1st to April 2nd

    Final Deadline: June 1st (will incur the applicable late fee)

     

  • CA Bar Exam Accommodation Application Deadlines

    February Exam: January 1st of that year

    July Exam: June 1st of that year

    *Must be received by the date above.

    *If a deadline falls on a nonbusiness day, the deadline will be the next business day.

District of Columbia (DC)

  • 2024 DC Bar Exam Dates & Application Window

    Exam: July 30th and 31st

    Filing Window: April 5th to May 9th at 5pm ET

    *There is no late filing period. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • 2024 DC Bar Exam Accommodation Request Deadline

    Accommodation requests can be submitted beginning April 5th with a completed application.

    The deadline for submitting accommodation requests is May 9, 2024, 5:00pm ET.

    Late requests will not be accepted.

Massachusetts

  • 2024 MA Bar Exam Dates & Application Window

    Exam: July 30th and 31st

    Filing Window: Not Yet Released.  Typically is 75 days prior to the first day of the bar exam.

  • MA Bar Exam Accommodation Application Deadlines

    February Exam: November 1st of the previous year

    July Exam: April 1st of that year

    Applications for testing accommodations may be submitted up to six months before the exam to which you are applying.

Texas

  • TX July Bar Exam Dates & Deadlines

    2024 Exam Date: July 30th to 31st

    Application Available: December 4th of previous year

    Timely Filing Deadline: February 1st

    Late Filing Deadline: April 1st

    Final Filing Deadline: May 1st

    *Requests for Testing Accommodations must be submitted with a Bar Exam Application, but no later than the Late Filing Deadline (April 1st).

  • TX February Bar Exam Dates & Deadlines

    2025 Exam Date: February 25th to 26th

    Application Available: June 30th of previous year

    Timely Filing Deadline: September 1st

    Late Filing Deadline: November 1st

    Final Filing Deadline: December 1st

    *Requests for Testing Accommodations must be submitted with a Bar Exam Application, but no later than the Late Filing Deadline (November 1st).

Illinois

  • IL July Bar Exam Dates & Deadlines

    2024 Exam Date: July 30th to 31st

    Timely Filing Deadline: February 15th

    Late Filing Deadline: April 1st

    Final Filing Deadline: April 30th

    *Requests for Testing Accommodations must be submitted with the paper portion of the Bar Exam Application.  The are not electronically filed.

  • IL February Bar Exam Dates & Deadlines

    2025 Exam Date: February 25th to 26th

    Timely Filing Deadline: September 15th

    Late Filing Deadline: November 1st

    Final Filing Deadline: November 30th

    *Requests for Testing Accommodations must be submitted with the paper portion of the Bar Exam Application.  The are not electronically filed.