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BOARD RULE 6. MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAM (MPRE)

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 19. Attorneys
Chapter 200. Admission to the Bar
Rules of the Board
MD Rules Attorneys, Rule 6
BOARD RULE 6. MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAM (MPRE)
(a) Authority. Pursuant to Rule 19-213, the Board hereby determines that a qualifying MPRE score is a scaled score of [*] earned on an administration of the MPRE that occurred:
(1) for applicants taking the UBE in Maryland--not earlier than 37 months prior to the administration of the UBE the applicant passes;
(2) for applicants transferring a qualifying UBE to Maryland--not earlier than 37 months prior to the date the applicant files the Notice of Intent to Transfer a Qualifying UBE Score, pursuant to Rule 19-207; and
(3) for applicants petitioning for admission without examination pursuant to Maryland Rules 19-215 and 19-216--at any time, so long as the score report satisfies the requirements of subsection (b) below of this Rule.
Nothing in this rule shall prevent an applicant or petitioner from earning a qualifying MPRE score after applying or petitioning for admission in Maryland; however, failure to earn a qualifying MPRE score prior to the expiration of the 24-month deadline set forth in Rule 19-214 (b) shall not constitute good cause for an extension of that deadline pursuant to Rule 19-214 (c).
(b) How Score to be Reported. Each individual who applies for admission pursuant to Rule 19-202 or who petitions for admission pursuant to Rule 19-216 shall cause the Board to receive from the NCBE a valid score report demonstrating that the applicant or petitioner achieved a qualifying MPRE score.
* The Board will determine the qualifying MPRE score and post its revised Board Rule 6 on the website of the Maryland Judiciary no later than February 1, 2019.1

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[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended Dec. 4, 2018, eff. March 1, 2019.]

Footnotes

Publisher's Note: The State Board of Law Examiners' website (https://mdcourts.gov/ble/mpre) currently provides:
“For applicants not currently admitted in good standing to the Bar of any U.S. State or territory, Board Rule 6 establishes the qualifying MPRE score as a scaled score of 85 or greater achieved at an administration of the MPRE occurring not more than 3 years prior to the date when the applicant files a Notice of Intent to Take the UBE in Maryland.
“For applicants currently admitted in good standing to the Bar of another U.S. State or territory, Board Rule 6 establishes the qualifying MPRE score as a scaled score of 85 or greater earned at any time, so long as the score can be officially reported to SBLE by NCBE or, if the score is too old to be reported by NCBE, by bar admissions officials in another U.S. state.”
MD R Attorneys, Rule 6, MD R ATTORNEYS Rule 6
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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