Bar Support

Expand items in the list below to learn more about applying and preparing for admission to the bar.

  • Qualifications for Admission

    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 available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

    (Statement required by ABA Standard 504.)

  • Before Applying

    Review and complete the steps listed on the Graduation Checklist, and visit the Graduation & Bar Week page for more information.

  • Bar Application Website

    The Office of Attorney Admissions under the Colorado Supreme Court processes applications for the Colorado bar and administers the Colorado bar examination. The application process and bar exam administration are entirely operated by the Office of Attorney Admissions. Click the button below to visit their official Colorado bar examination website.

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    On this website, you can find information about the following:

    • Important dates, including application deadlines
    • Application instructions and bar exam information
    • Login for the Applicant Portal
    • Fingerprint submission requirements
    • National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) practice exams
    • ADA testing accommodations
    • And much, much more!
  • Application Assistance

    The Office of Attorney Admissions is the only source that can address questions specific to filling out the application. Questions can be submitted through a messaging feature in your Applicant Portal. Click the button below to visit their official Colorado bar examination website.

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    The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs is also available to consult with students on general bar application questions. Please contact Student Affairs for more information.

    Email Student Affairs

  • Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program

    Students are encouraged to seek help from the Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program (COLAP). The bar exam can be overwhelming; you might experience exam-related stress or not know where to turn for information. While COLAP cannot give legal advice, they have experience working with bar applicants on the character and fitness portion of the bar application, and with the stress that accompanies such issues.

    COLAP assists our Colorado legal community with personal and professional issues that compromise their practice, efficacy, and quality of life. It is a free, independent and confidential well-being resource for all Colorado judges, lawyers and law students. For more information about the confidential program, call COLAP at 303-986-3345 or visit their website at the link below.

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  • Bar Success Program

    The Sturm College of Law has implemented a Bar Success Program to help JD students improve their academic performance and achieve success on the bar exam. Students who have a cumulative GPA below 3.0 at the end of either Fall or Spring semester are automatically placed in the Bar Success Program in order to ensure that we can fully support you during your time at the law school.

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  • Postgraduate DU Bar Success Program (DUBS)

    DUBS is a free program, exclusive to Denver Law graduates, to assist with passing the bar examination. Designed to operate congruently with the commercial bar prep courses, the program provides excellent opportunities to practice and gain experience through writing workshops and mock bar exams. Visit the Postgraduate DU Bar Success Program webpage or contact Prof. Scott Johns for more information.