Time Machine Tuesday: Admission to the Bar, 1924

This month, as hundreds of recent law school grads prepare to take their bar exams, we look back at the requirements for admission to the Colorado bar in 1924.  Much has changed since that year!  Back then, the examination fee was only $10 (today it’s $710),  and of course the exams were handwritten, not computerized like today.   The oath of admission, beginning on page 24 of the 1924 document, has also changed.  It is now quite a bit shorter and much of the flowery language has been replaced with vernacular.  To compare the 1924 rules with today, click here for the current oath of admission, and here for today’s Supreme Court rules for admission.