The Multi-State Performance Test Exam is a 90-minute open-book legal problem solving exam. It is worth twice as much as one essay in most states. All the law you need is given. Your score depends on legal reasoning One third of the Bar Exam applicants nationwide now take one or two MPTE's on their bar exam.
Colorado
District of Columbia
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Iowa
Missouri
Mississippi
Nevada
Oregon
Texas
West Virginia

Because the MPTE started in February 1997, there are no courses that can teach students to pass it. But it is based on California's PT exam, which has been on the Bar since July 1983.


The Writing Edge course specializes in teaching an approach to PT's so that students read efficiently, zoom in on the rules in the cases, and spend the maximum time organizing the rule elements and the facts.


These same skills are what will win high scores on the MPTE. For my students, the Performance Test is the easiest part of the exam to score extra points.

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