Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

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Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby DreeBreeze » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:41 pm

Is there any advantage to taking the MPRE a second time to try to get a higher score, even if you've already met your state's minimum required score? Say I'm in New Jersey and I got a 75, exactly (not only meeting NJ's minimum threshold, but meeting the lowest threshold to pass in the nation, period). Would it help any to try for a higher score? Or is it a waste of time and the only thing that matters is that you've met the requirement? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby bilbobaggins » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:50 pm

The only thing I can think of this helping is getting a higher score in order to pass another state's bar. There's no point in retaking if you passed for the state you want to practice in.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby Renzo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:07 pm

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I.P. Daly
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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby I.P. Daly » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:18 pm

Maybe if you enjoy taking the test and gain utility from it. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure the minimum passing score on the MPRE is a passing score on the MPRE.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby rayiner » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:39 pm

Generally a 140+ MPRE score really helps for big law hiring.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:43 pm

rayiner wrote:Generally a 140+ MPRE score really helps for big law hiring.


I think Jones Day has it on the forms you fill out pre-callback. Obviously it is optional since not everyone has it, but they must ask for a reason.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:49 pm

I know a few people who got callbacks because their MPRE scores helped off-set a mediocre GPA.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby Unitas » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:58 pm

It should go

LS GPA: #.##
LSAT: ###
MPRE: ###
UGPA: #.##
SAT: ####

on all resumes. Everyone will wonder if you left off the MPRE and will assume you are unethical. Also the number really should be three digits or a retake appears necessary.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby weber35 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Unitas wrote:It should go

LS GPA: #.##
LSAT: ###
MPRE: ###
UGPA: #.## - XX cum laude
SAT: ####


on all resumes. Everyone will wonder if you left off the MPRE and will assume you are unethical. Also the number really should be three digits or a retake appears necessary.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby jessuf » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:49 pm

weber35 wrote:
Unitas wrote:It should go

LS GPA: #.##
LSAT: ###
MPRE: ###
UGPA: #.## - XX cum laude
SAT: ####


on all resumes. Everyone will wonder if you left off the MPRE and will assume you are unethical. Also the number really should be three digits or a retake appears necessary.


You clearly have the best sense of humor.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby weber35 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:41 pm

Jessuf wrote:
weber35 wrote:
Unitas wrote:
You clearly have the best sense of humor.


Huh?

Recruiters don't give a shit about your LSAT, your undergrad GPA, and certainly not your SAT. They're irrelevant. Your law school GPA trumps all that. Throw in your liberal arts summa cum laude for good measure. Just my opinion - which is based off my own experience and many conversations with hiring partners.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby legends159 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:47 pm

weber35 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
weber35 wrote:
Unitas wrote:
You clearly have the best sense of humor.


Huh?

Recruiters don't give a shit about your LSAT, your undergrad GPA, and certainly not your SAT. They're irrelevant. Your law school GPA trumps all that. Throw in your liberal arts summa cum laude for good measure. Just my opinion - which is based off my own experience and many conversations with hiring partners.


successful troll is successful

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby moandersen » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:48 pm

weber35 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
weber35 wrote:
Unitas wrote:
You clearly have the best sense of humor.


Huh?

Recruiters don't give a shit about your LSAT, your undergrad GPA, and certainly not your SAT. They're irrelevant. Your law school GPA trumps all that. Throw in your liberal arts summa cum laude for good measure. Just my opinion - which is based off my own experience and many conversations with hiring partners.


Whoosh!

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:00 am

thesealocust wrote:I know a few people who got callbacks because their MPRE scores helped off-set a mediocre GPA.


Yeah, you can poast your score on the top of your resume. And when the interviewer asks you why you did that, you'll respond, "cuz I'm ethical as FUARK!"

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:55 pm

The trolling going on in here is soooo lame it should be deemed unethical.

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Re: Re-taking the MPRE for higher score, even if you've passed?

Postby SilverE2 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:57 pm

weber35 wrote:
Jessuf wrote:
weber35 wrote:
Unitas wrote:
You clearly have the best sense of humor.


Huh?

Recruiters don't give a shit about your LSAT, your undergrad GPA, and certainly not your SAT. They're irrelevant. Your law school GPA trumps all that. Throw in your liberal arts summa cum laude for good measure. Just my opinion - which is based off my own experience and many conversations with hiring partners.


My CSO told me to put all three on my resume, and every employer I've interviewed with has asked me to submit an explanation explaining the discrepancy between my SAT and LSAT score.




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