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”).
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.
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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Colorado Bar 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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