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Preparing for the Bar Exam: TX

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Texas will become a UBE state starting with the February 2021 bar exam. 

Texas Bar Resources

Regent Law Faculty are absolutely committed to preparing students for their state's bar exam.

This guide is designed to complement, and should not be used to replace a formal bar exam preparatory course or information posted for current students by the Office of Career & Alumni Services.

 

MBE Sample Questions (scroll to end)
Elective Courses that Support TX Essay Subjects
Bankruptcy
Estate & Gift Tax
Family Law
Individual Federal Income Tax
Insurance Law
Negotiable Instruments (UCC3)
Sales (UCC1)
Secured Transactions (UCC2)
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Military and Military Spouses

Because states recognize that service members and their families are required to move often and that this can be a hindrance to the practice of law by military spouses, many states admit spouses of active duty service members to the bar without additional examination even though they may not otherwise qualify for admission or reciprocity. Click below to read the pertinent rule for this state:

Military Spouses

Texas Essay + MBE + MPT + MPRE

Official Information Subjects   Questions
Texas
Essay Exam
 
Business Associations   
– Including agency, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, & professional associations
♦ Civil Procedure & Evidence    
– Texas, includes jurisdiction
Consumer Rights   
– Including DPTA and Insurance
Criminal Procedure & Evidence   
– Federal and Texas
Family Law   
Real Property   
    - Including Oil and Gas
Trusts and Guardianships   
UCC   
Wills and Administration   
 
Cross-Over Topics "included where appropriate"
Income, Estate and Gift Tax
Bankruptcy
Day 3, 40% of total score
12 Questions
Texas Procedure &
Evidence Questions
Texas Civil Procedure and Evidence, including Jurisdiction   
Federal and Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence   
Afternoon of day 1
• 10% of total score
40 short answer, 20 in each area
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Contracts
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence
Real Property
Torts
200 multiple choice
Questions evenly distributed among subjects
Two 3-hour sessions
Day 2, 40% of total score

Problem solving
Legal Analysis and Reasoning
Factual Analysis
Communication
Organization and Management of a legal task
Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas

 

Two 90-minute sessions
Tests "fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation."
Morning of day 1, 10% of total score

Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Model Code of Judicial Conduct

 

60 multiple choice
2 hours
Scored separately from the sections above