In November 2011, the Colorado Board of Law Examiners officially adopted the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). The UBE consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (also known as MBE or the multiple choice portion of the exam), the Multistate Essay Exam (also known as the MEE or the essay portion of the exam), and the Multistate Performance Test (also known as the MPT or the practice test, because this portion of the exam requires the applicant to use lawyering skills).

As of April 2015, the UBE covers the following topics:

  • Business Associations – This includes Agency and Partnership, Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies.
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law*
  • Contracts*
  • Criminal Law and Procedure*
  • Evidence*
  • Family Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure*
  • Real Property*
  • Torts*
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Uniform Commercial Code – Secured Transactions

The asterisk (*) denotes topics that are tested on the MBE and may also be tested on the MEE. All other listed topics may be tested on the MEE.

To learn more about the Colorado Bar Exam, visit the Colorado Supreme Court website.

We encourage you to visit our webpage about success strategies for the bar exam.

You also can view a list of Colorado Law classes that relate to the topics tested on the UBE.