Colorado Bar Exam Information

Colorado Bar Exam Information


Colorado Supreme Ct. Office of Attorney Admissions
Ralph L. Carr Justice Center
1300 Broadway, Suite 520
Denver, CO 80203

(303) 928-7770

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Subjects and Topics Tested

Colorado is a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction. The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT). The Colorado bar exam may test the following subjects:

MEE Subjects

  • Agency & Partnership
  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Secured Transactions (U.C.C. Article 9)
  • Wills & Estates
  • Trusts

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure (Federal)
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts (including U.C.C. Art. 2 – Sales)
  • Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence Law
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Scoring and Grading

A passing score on the Colorado bar exam is 276 on a 400-point scale. The MBE is weighted 50%. The MEE is weighted 30%, and the MPT is weighted 20%.

Bar Exam Dates

The Colorado bar exam is administered twice per year – once in February and once in July.

Upcoming Exams

2017: July 25-26

2018: February 27-28 and July 24-25

Bar Exam Results

Colorado bar exam results are typically released 9 weeks after the exam is administered. Results are posted online and mailed to exam takers.

Bar Exam Format

The Uniform Bar Exam (adopted by Colorado), has the written components on Tuesday and the multiple choice component (MBE) on Wednesday

Tuesday
During the 3-hour morning session, 2 MPT questions are administered. This allows an average of 1.5 hours to complete each. During the three-hour afternoon session, 6 MEE questions are administered, allowing an average of 1.5 hours to answer each essay question.

Wednesday
100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour morning session, and 100 MBE questions are administered in the 3-hour afternoon session.

Reciprocity

Colorado allows for admission without examination for applicants with a law degree from an American Bar Association-approved law school who either: 1) are admitted to the bar of a reciprocal jurisdiction who apply for admission on motion; or 2) transfer a UBE score of at least 276 from another jurisdiction.

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