Yes, I’m going to be taking the MPRE in August. (For those non-law talking types, that is the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, read: ethics test.) I was at school the other day and saw a Barbri review flyer, and since I already put down a Barbri deposit (1st year) I get to take their review for free. Yipee. Anyway, the flyer contain contained these fun facts:
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri require a score of 80 to pass. Kentucky, Michigan, South Dakota require only a 75. You can be 5 points less ethical in those states!! But watch out if you are taking it in Minnesota or Ohio… they require an 85, those goodie two shoes.
Best of all, Wisconsin doesn’t require it! You can be as unethical as you want in Wisconsin. Go Badgers!
But the kicker, to me, is that in Illinois you have to have completed at least 60 hours of law school (2 years) in order to take the exam. They wouldn’t want you taking it sooner, you know, because here in Illinois they recognize that after two years of law school you might be less ethical.