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Bar Exam Information

The majority of our graduates at the University of Wyoming College of Law take the Uniform Bar Examination.  The Uniform Bar Examination has been adopted by 13 jurisdictions including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota,  Alabama, Arizona, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Washington.  The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) is prepared and coordinated by the National Conference of Bar Examiners to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. It is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE), two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE).  It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored by user jurisdictions and results in a portable score that can be applied in any UBE jurisdiction.  For information regarding the UBE, please refer to http://www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/ube/.  

For additional info or info on other jurisdictions' bar admission requirements, please refer to the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements.

State of Wyoming Bar Admission

Visit the Wyoming State Bar website to obtain Wyoming Bar Exam Information (click on Admissions on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page). Questions about upcoming examinations and the application process should be directed to Cathy Duncil at cduncil@wyomingbar.org  or (307) 432-2105.

Some states, including Wyoming use the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBEX) to complete the background check and character & fitness portion of the bar application. If you are applying to take the bar exam in Wyoming, in addition to completing the Application for Admission and other required forms on the Wyoming State Bar's website, you will also have to complete the NCBE Character and Fitness Application on the NCBEX website. Click on the link for the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, then on the right-hand side of the page, click on "Create an Account."

State of Colorado Bar Admission

Colorado Bar Exam Information

  • Colorado Bar Exam application forms are linked here. If you are a third-year law student, you are applying for "admission on examination." (Admission on motion applies to attorneys licensed in another state that meet the requirements to become licensed in Colorado through motion, without taking another bar exam.)

Other Jurisdictions

If you are taking a different jurisdiction's bar exam, not Colorado or Wyoming, please visit that particular jurisdiction's board of law examiner's website. If you are not sure where to go, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners publication at http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Comp-Guide/CompGuide.pdf. The Comprehensive Guide is updated by the NCBEX each year and contains the most accurate and up-to-date information about bar admission requirements.

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam

In addition to the bar exam, you will need to take and pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), which measures the examinee's knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. For information on deadlines, test dates and locations of test centers, please see the NCBEX website and/or read the NCBEX's publication on MPRE information which can be accessed at: http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Information-Booklets/MPREIB2013.pdf

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