Wyoming Bar Exam Information

The next Wyoming Bar Exam is currently scheduled to take place on July 28-29, 2020, although it may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day exam follows the UBE format and includes essays and multiple-choice questions.

Exam Dates:Last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July
Next exam: July 28-29, 2020
Exam Type:Two-day Universal Bar Exam with multiple choice and long-form questions
Location:Laramie, WY
Application Fee:$600 plus NCBE report fee
On-Motion Application Fee:$600 plus NCBE report fee
Filing Deadline:April 15, 2020
Late Filing Deadline:N/A
Late Fee:N/A

When is the 2020 Wyoming Bar Exam?

The Wyoming Bar Exam takes place on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.

The July 28-29, 2020 exam is expected to proceed as scheduled despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although this may change. See the Wyoming State Bar website for updated information.

Where is the Wyoming Bar Exam Located?

The July 2020 exam will take place at a yet-to-be-determined venue in Laramie, Wyoming. The precise location will be announced on the Wyoming State Bar website.

How much does the Wyoming Bar Exam cost?

Student and attorney applicants pay $600 for both first-time and repeat applications, plus a character report fee, which is paid directly to the NCBE.

The filing deadline for the July exam is April 15; no applications are accepted after that date. For the February exam, the filing deadline is November 15.

Laptops may be used in the exam for a fee of $77.

Applications should be sent by mail. The Supreme Court of Wyoming provides detailed information on how to apply.

What subjects are tested on the Wyoming Bar Exam?

MBE Subjects:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts/Sales
  • Criminal Law/Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

Wyoming Essay Subjects:

  • Business Associations (Agency and Partnership; Corporations and Limited Liability Companies)
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Family Law
  • Federal Civil Procedure
  • Trusts and Estates (Decedents’ Estates; Trusts and Future Interests)
  • Uniform Commercial Code (Negotiable Instruments and Bank Deposits and Collections; Secured Transactions)
  • plus all MBE subjects

Multistate Performance Test:

“Closed universe” practical problem using instructions, factual data, cases, statutes and other reference material supplied by examiners.

What is the format of the Wyoming Bar Exam like?

The Wyoming Bar Exam follows a two-day Universal Bar Exam (UBE) format:

Day 1:

  • Morning: six 30-minute Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) questions
  • Afternoon: two 90-minute Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions

Day 2:

  • Morning: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions
  • Afternoon: one hundred multiple-choice Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions

What is the minimum MPRE score needed to take the Wyoming Bar exam?

Wyoming requires a minimum scaled MPRE score of 85 to be obtained within three years of admission.

How is the Wyoming Bar Exam Graded?

The MEE and MPT essay scores are scaled to the MBE multiple-choice questions. The exam is weighted as follows:

  • MBE 50%
  • MPT 20%
  • MEE 30%

Scores from all sections are scaled and combined, and a score of 270 or higher is required to pass the exam.

When are the Wyoming Bar scores released?

The results of the Wyoming Bar Exam are usually released eight to ten weeks after the exam.

Can I transfer my MBE scores from another jurisdiction?

Wyoming will allow the applicant to transfer a scaled MBE score of 130 or higher that has been obtained within three years of the current examination.

What is the Wyoming Reciprocity Agreement like?

Wyoming accepts admission on motion if the applicant:

  • Is a member in good standing of the bar of a reciprocal state
  • Has actively practiced law for five of the last seven years
  • Has graduated from an ABA-accredited law school

How can I contact the Wyoming State Bar?

Wyoming Board of Law Examiners

Clerk of the Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 432-2105
Website: www.wyomingbar.org

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