Colorado Bar Exam Info

Colorado Bar Exam Information

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Colorado Bar Exam Format


The Colorado Bar Exam is administered over two days. The examiners have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”).

Day 1

The written portion of the exam is administered on the first day of the Colorado bar exam. The written portion of the bar exam consists of the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”) and the Multistate Essay Exam (“MEE”). You will have three hours to answer two MPT questions. You will have three hours to answer the six MEE questions.

Day 2

The Multistate Bar Exam (“MBE”) is administered on the second day of the Colorado bar exam. The MBE is a multiple-choice test containing 200 questions. The MBE is split into a morning and afternoon session. Each session consists of 100 questions. You have three hours to complete each session.

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Exam Dates

  • July 28-29, 2020 (Subject to Postponement)
  • February 23-24, 2021
  • July 27-28, 2021
  • February 25-26, 2022

Colorado Bar Admissions

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

Colorado MPRE Score Requirement

Colorado requires bar exam applicants to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). You must score 85 or higher on the MPRE in order to pass in Colorado.

Scoring/Grading and Results

In order to pass the Colorado bar exam, you must score at least 276. This equates to 138, based on the MBE’s 200-point scale. The scores of the exam sections are weighted as follows: MEE 30%, MPT 20%, and MBE 50%. Ordinarily, the Colorado Board of Law Examiners provide the Colorado bar exam results nine weeks after administering the Colorado bar exam.


Under certain circumstances, Colorado allows for admission without examination for applicants having a first law degree from an American Bar Association approved law school who either: 1) are lawyers admitted to the bar of a reciprocal jurisdiction; or 2) transfer a UBE score of at least 276 from another jurisdiction.

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Colorado Bar Exam Subjects

Colorado Essay Subjects

  • Business Associations
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • UCC Article 2 – Secured Transactions
  • All MBE Subjects

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property
  • Torts
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Colorado Bar Exam Statewide Pass Rates

Exam DateFirstRepeatTotal
July 201978%26%72%
February 201972%47%61%
July 201876%28%70%
February 201863%34%51%
July 201777%40%73%
February 201770%49%62%
July 201678%25%73%
February 201670%46%61%
July 201577%29%72%
February 201570%47%62%

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