Yesterday some of you sat for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE). It seems to us that there’s not much to say about the test, but several readers have requested coverage. Like this one:
I walked out of the exam with little confidence. Maybe you can provide an open forum for people to express their thoughts on the test, or for past takers to provide insight on scoring / how many people they know that failed.
Well that’s cheery, isn’t it? Here is the requested open thread. Please do not reprint entire questions from the test in the comments.
Another MPRE taker’s tale — from the great state of Iowa, where people actually seem optimistic about the state of the legal job market — after the jump.
Another MPRE candidate gave us this account of his experience:
Took it here in Iowa. About 25 people. It’s raining here so everyone was soaked and kinda looked pissed. We all sat down for 15 minutes, the proctors were late and made us all get up and move out of the room so they could bring us back in to check id’s and give us assigned seats. No one knows why we had to get a 2″ x 2″ passport style photo that we take ourselves and attach it to our admission ticket.
The room sucked because, in typical Iowa fashion, since it,s supposed to be 95 degrees here but was 70 degrees and raining, the room had the AC on full blast. It was frigid. The girl in the tank top next to me kept rubbing herself to stay warm. That was probably the only good part of this test (besides the fact that the test is a lot easier than Bar/Bri made it seem like it would be).
While we’re sure our reader enjoyed watching the cute girl rub herself, next time she should follow the time-honored bar exam advice: dress in layers.
Finally, some reflections on the mood of the room:
Most of the people I talked to were actually pretty optimistic about things other than the MPRE. The Iowa area testers were from U Iowa (where I attend) as well as smaller colleges around the area, and many of them / us take jobs in state government or prosecuting or with smaller firms that are doing well now. Seems like most people were rosy on the job market and many had jobs, although most were not large firm jobs (most of our grads don’t get large firm jobs anyways, so we are not conditioned to expect that, and with tuition being $19k a year, we are not desperately in debt either at this point).
Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of the MPRE