MPRE Requirement - Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court Rule 8.08

8.08. The Bar Examination

(a) The board shall conduct examinations of applicants for admission to the bar twice each year at Jefferson City and at such other times and places as this Court may direct. The examination shall cover such subjects as the board may prescribe with the approval of this Court.

(b) Applicants are expected to have knowledge of legal ethics and familiarity with the Missouri rules of professional conduct. Prior to being issued a license to practice law, each applicant for admission by examination shall attain a scaled score of not less than 80 on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination. The applicant’s certified Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination score must be received by the board no later than one year after the date of written notification of the applicant’s successful completion of the bar examination prescribed in Rule 8.08(a) or the applicant’s bar examination results shall be void.

(c) The board shall certify to this Court those applicants who pass the bar examination and are otherwise qualified for admission under this Rule 8. The applicants so certified shall be granted a license to practice law upon taking and subscribing the oath or affirmation prescribed by Rule 8.15.

(Adopted Feb. 1, 1972, eff. Sept. 1, 1972. Amended Aug. 31, 1982, eff. Jan. 1, 1983; amended Aug. 9, 1993; Oct. 16, 1995, eff. March 1, 1996; Feb. 25, 1997, eff. March 1, 1997; April 22, 1998; Sept. 3, 2003, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended March 7, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005.)

Regulations of Board of Law Examiners (8.08)

(9) The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) required by Rule 8.08(b) is administered nationally by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the applicant’s MPRE score is timely certified to the clerk of this Court.