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Bar Exam Information

Many of our graduates at the University of Wyoming College of Law take the Wyoming or Colorado bar exam. Both states are now Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) states, so there is no need to sit for the exam in both states. For additional info or info on other jurisdictions' bar admission requirements, please refer to the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements . This publication can be found on the National Conference of Bar Examiners' website at

When applying for the bar examination, you will be asked for a great deal of information regarding your academic, professional, personal, and financial life.  You are encouraged to start gathering your past addresses, employment information, and any disciplinary information early (Christmas break of your 3L year) so you can meet the deadlines set by each jurisdiction.

UW College of Law has curated an expansive list of resources, links and information related to the Bar Exam.  This information can be found in the POKES Resource Library, including a checklist for Wyoming's process.

State of Wyoming Bar Admission

Visit the Wyoming Supreme Court website to obtain  Wyoming Bar Exam Information. Cathy Duncil, Director of Admissions for the Wyoming State Bar can answer any specific questions you may have. She can be reached by email,, or by phone at (307) 432-2105. 

Note the deadline for the Wyoming State Bar is firm.  There are no extensions or exemptions granted.

Some states, including Wyoming (but not Colorado) 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 Supreme Court'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 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.)

Note the Colorado bar does allow for a late sign up.

Other Jurisdictions

If you are taking a different jurisdiction's bar exam, please visit that jurisdiction's website. If you are not sure where to go, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners publication: the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements. The Comprehensive Guide is updated by the NCBEX each year and contains the most accurate and up-to-date information about bar admission requirements.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction.  Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction.  Addresses for all relevant agencies are availble through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.


Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination

In addition to the bar exam, you must 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 visit the NCBEX website.
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1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3035

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6416

Fax: 307-766-6417


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