The Texas Bar Exam

Our comprehensive Texas bar review course offers everything you need to succeed on your bar exam.

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Bar Exam Format

The Texas bar exam is a two-and-a-half-day bar exam. Day One consists of one 90-minute Multistate Performance Test question and one 90-minute Procedure and Evidence exam. Day Two consists of the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE). Day Three is the Texas Essay Exam. Beginning in February 2021, the Texas Board of Law Examiners will administer the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

Texas Essay Exam (Weighted 40% of Bar Exam Score)

The Texas Essay Exam consists of 12 essay questions to be completed in two, three-hour sessions, with each session covering six questions. Topics covered include: Business Associations, including Agency, Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Professional Associations (2 essays); Consumer Rights, including DTPA and Insurance (1 essay); Family Law (2 essays); Real Property, including Oil and Gas (2 essays); Trusts and Guardianships (1 essay); Uniform Commercial Code (2 essays); and Wills and Estate Administration (2 essays). Crossover topics are tested only as elements of questions on other subjects and include: Bankruptcy and Income, Estate, and Gift Taxation. Crossover topics are included where appropriate as an element of questions in other subjects such as Family Law, Real Property, Wills & Estate Administration, etc.

Texas Procedure and Evidence Exam (Weighted 10% of Bar Exam Score)

The Procedure and Evidence Exam consists of 40 short-answer questions covering both Civil and Criminal Procedure and Evidence to be completed in 90 minutes. Answers to the P&E Exam are limited to five handwritten lines or the typed equivalent. Topics covered include: Federal and Texas Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and Texas Civil Procedure and Evidence, including Jurisdiction.

Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

(Weighted 40% of Bar Exam Score)

The MBE consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that test the following areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property, and Torts. Of the 200 questions, 175 are scored questions and 25 are unscored pre-test questions. The pre-test questions are indistinguishable from the scored questions so applicants are advised to answer all questions.

Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

(Weighted 10% of Bar Exam Score)

The MPT consists of two 90-minute items that are designed to assess the examinee’s ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. Each examinee receives a “File” of source documents and a “Library” of cases, statutes, and rules. The MPT is a “closed universe” component in that it provides all necessary materials to answer the question and does not require the applicant to use any state-specific law.

Subjects Tested

Texas Subjects

  • Business Associations (including Agency, Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Professional Associations)
  • Consumer Rights including DTPA and Insurance
  • Family Law, including Community Property
  • Real Property, including Oil and Gas
  • Trusts and Guardianships
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Wills & Estate Administration

MBE Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts and Sales
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Real Property
  • Torts

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