Author: Amy Skiles (LAW '17)

The MPRE: When and How?

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a two-hour exam consisting of 60 multiple-choice questions.  The MPRE is required for bar admissions in all but three U.S. jurisdictions (Maryland, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.)  The good news is that the exam doesn’t cover a huge amount of material so studying for the exam is not that arduous, but the bad news is you have to spend a Saturday taking the exam. When to Take the MPRE? This category is really two questions, first when can you take the MPRE and second when should you take the MPRE.  The MPRE is only offered three times a year so it’s something you should start thinking about early.  It’s important to resister early for two reasons, many exam locations fill up so you need to register early in order to secure the location that is most convenient for you. Second, the regular registration fee is $95 but the late registration fee is increased to $190.  Save yourself the additional $95 and register early! Registration fee’s and deadlines can be …

I Got Through It – So Will You!

As a recent graduate from Temple Law I can still remember exam season very well.  As the Thanksgiving break approached my days were filled with stress and anxiety because I knew exams were right around the corner.  But I got through it and so will you! Here are some techniques that got me through exam season. Find out where you do your best work. Now is a good time to scope out the place where you want to hunker down for exam season.  It’s about this time of year that I would move from the alleyways in the Klein Library to the stacks where no one could find me.  I always did my best work in the library, where there were minimal distractions.  However, for some the library becomes too stressful during exam season so working from home or a coffee shop is another great option.  If you are meeting with study groups keep in mind there are rooms in Barrack you can reserve on the library website. Figure out which method of studying works …