Each state office of attorney admissions considers an applicant’s moral character and fitness to practice law before granting admission to practice law (often referred to as "bar admission"). Bar applicants are required to answer questions and to produce evidence bearing upon their moral character and fitness to practice law.
The Colorado Board of Bar Examiners will ask you to provide a certificate of graduation and a copy of your law school application. The law school will complete this on your behalf, but you must submit the following request to the Law School for this process to be completed. The Law School will send these items directly to the Board of Bar Examiners. If you would like to view a copy of your law school application, you may do so through LSAC directly and not through the Law School.
If students have concerns about anything in their personal history, or if they become involved in any criminal matters before orientation, while in law school, or shortly thereafter, they should contact Whiting Leary, Senior Assistant Dean of Students, to discuss the issue and get support in working through the disclosure process.
Students are also encouraged to seek help from the Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program (COLAP). COLAP is an independent, confidential resource for judges, lawyers and law students struggling with depression, anxiety, stress and burn out, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drug concerns, marital and family relationships, gambling, career concerns, eating disorders, balancing work and family, and aging in the profession. Phone: 303.986.3345. Toll free: 855.208.1168.