Wyoming Bar Exam Information

Wyoming Bar Exam Information


Wyoming Board of Law Examiners
4124 Laramie Street
P.O. Box 109
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0109
(307) 632-9061

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Subjects and Topics Tested

Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming bar exam is 270 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 Wyoming 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

Wyoming bar exam results are typically released 6-8 weeks after the exam.

Bar Exam Format

The Uniform Bar Exam (adopted by Wyoming), 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

Utah allows for admission on motion to the Utah State Bar so long as the applicant:

1) has practiced law for 5 of past 7 years;

2) is admitted to practice law in a reciprocal jurisdiction; and

3) graduated from an ABA approved law school.

Admission also permitted if applicant received UBE score of 270 within previous 3 years.


Jurisdiction rules and policies change. Be sure to consult the jurisdiction’s bar admission agency directly for the most current info.

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