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Uniform Bar Exam FAQs


What is the UBE? When will Texas start giving it? You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the UBE here: UBE FAQs (Updated 8/20/19)



July 2019 MPT Question Now Available


The July 2019 MPT Question is now available on our Past Exams page, and our Selected Answers page

 



February 2020 Texas Bar Exam - Final Filing Deadline


To meet the final filing deadline to apply for the February 2020 Bar Exam, you must do the following on or before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019:

  1. Upload an acceptable photograph to your ATLAS account--you will not be able to submit your application until after you have uploaded a photograph, and we have reviewed and accepted it

  2. Complete and submit your bar exam application through your ATLAS account

  3. Pay the filing fee and any applicable late fee (or submit a fee waiver request due to indigence)

  4. Complete and upload an Authorization and Release

  5. Complete and upload a Verification or Certification

Note: Unless you are filing a Special Re-Application, no applications for testing accommodations will be accepted during the Final Filing Period.

We will not accept any applications for the February 2020 Bar Exam after December 1, 2019. No exceptions.

For more information, see:

Filing Deadlines

Bar Exam Information



July 2019 Selected Answers Now Available


The July 2019 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page

 



February 2020 Bar Exam - Late Filing Deadline


To meet the late filing deadline to apply for the February 2020 Bar Exam, you must do the following on or before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019:

(1) Upload an acceptable photograph to your ATLAS account--you will not be able to submit your application until after you have uploaded a photograph, and we have reviewed and accepted it

(2) Complete and submit your bar exam application through your ATLAS account

(3) Pay the filing fee and a $150 late fee (or submit a fee waiver request)

(4) Complete and upload an Authorization and Release

(5) Complete and upload a Verification

(6) Complete and upload a Laptop Application, if applicable

 

If you do not complete all 6 steps on or before 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2019, you may still submit your bar exam application during the Final Filing Period*, subject to a $300 late fee. The Final Filing Period ends on December 1, 2019. We will not accept any applications for the February 2020 Bar Exam after the Final Filing Deadline of December 1, 2019. No exceptions.

 

*All applications for testing accommodations must be submitted by the Late Filing Deadline of November 1. No applications for testing accommodations will be accepted during the Final Filing Period.

 

If you received results from the July 2019 Texas Bar Exam, these deadlines do not apply to you.

 

For more information, see:


July 2019 Statistics Now Available


The July 2019 exam statistics can be found here.

 



July 2019 Texas Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the July 2019 Bar Exam Pass List here.

 

Statistics will be posted next week.

 

Letters have been delivered to the ATLAS account of July 2019 examinees.



Message from the Board about the July 2019 Bar Exam Grade Release


The Texas Board of Law Examiners regrets that technical difficulties delayed the release of individual July 2019 bar exam results to many examinees, and resulted in many examinees being unable to access results via their individual ATLAS account. Board staff worked with IT providers until late in the evening of October 24 to try to resolve the problem, but because it could not be immediately diagnosed and resolved, the pass list was posted on the Texas Supreme Court website this morning.

Our procedure has been to send individual results letters to all examinees via ATLAS a few days before publicizing the pass list. We do this to allow unsuccessful examinees to learn their results in advance of publicizing the pass list, which gives them the opportunity to consult with employers, family and friends before the list is made public. In the absence of technical problems, letters are successfully delivered to all examinees within about an hour, and all examinees are able to access their results at about the same time.

The Board fully understands and appreciates the frustration that this unacceptable development caused and we are committed to determining the exact source of the technical failure and to taking any steps necessary to ensure that it will not reoccur in the future.



Fall Texas 1Ls: Declarations are Due October 1


If you started at a Texas law school this semester, then Tuesday, October 1, 2019 is the timely deadline for you to submit a  Declaration of Intention to Study Law. Declarations submitted after 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 will incur a late fee of $150. For more information, see Declaration of Intention to Study Law.



October 1st Declaration Deadline Extended


Because of a technical issue, some Declarants are currently unable to submit their Declarations of Intent to Study Law. We are working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, we have extended the timely filing deadline for Fall 2019 Texas law school entrants to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019.



Supreme Court issues Order Giving Final Approval of Amendments to the Rules


The Court's order, which includes a red-line version of the amended Rules, can be viewed here: http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1444596/199078.pdf

 

Under the amended Rules:

  • the Board will administer the first UBE in Texas in February 2021.
  • the minimum passing score in Texas on the UBE will be 270.
  • completion of a Texas Law Component will be required for licensure based on a UBE score, and for licensed attorneys who qualify for admission without examination.
  • the Board will begin accepting, on December 1, 2019, applications for admission based on a transferred UBE score of 270 or higher.

For more information, please see our FAQs.

 



September 1 is the timely filing deadline for the February 2020 Bar Exam


The February 2020 Bar Exam will be administered February 25-27, at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas.

 

  • Timely Filing Deadline: September 1, 2019.
  • Late Filing Deadline ($150 late fee): November 1, 2019.
  • Final Filing Deadline: ($300 late fee): December 1, 2019.


Special Filing Deadline* for applicants awaiting results from the July 2019 Texas Bar Exam: December 1, 2019. (No late fee.) 

 

Please note that different filing deadlines apply to Applications for Testing Accommodations. See Deadlines, and message your Licensure Analyst with any questions.

 

For more information: 
How do I submit an application on ATLAS?
Meeting deadlines
Bar Exam Information

*Note: If you applied for the July 2018 Texas Bar Exam but you withdrew from the exam, did not sit for exam, or did not sit for each segment of the exam, then you must adhere to the Timely Filing Deadline, the Late Filing Deadline, and the Final Filing Deadline--the Special Filing Deadline does not apply to you.

 

 

Texas Bar Examination Filing Deadlines--General

Examination Dates Registration Opens Timely Deadline

Late Filing Deadline* ($150 Late Fee)

Final Filing Deadline ($300 Late Fee)

February June 30 September 1 November 1 December 1 
July December 2 February 1 April 1 May 1

                                                 * Note: Applications for Testing Accommodations under Rule 12 must be filed with a Bar Exam Application, but no later than the Late Filing Deadline.

Special Filing Deadlines** For Applicants Awaiting Results from the Most Recent Texas Bar Exam

Examination Dates

Special Filing Deadline 

Notes 

February December 1 No late fee, and the Bar Exam Application may be accompanied by an Application for Testing Accommodations under Rule 12.
July June 1 No late fee, and the Bar Exam Application may be accompanied by an Application for Testing Accommodations under Rule 12.

**If you applied for the most recent Texas Bar Exam but you withdrew from the exam, did not sit for exam, or did not sit for each segment of the exam, then the Special Filing Deadline does not apply to you. The Special Filing Deadline only applies to applicants who are awaiting results from the most recent Texas Bar Exam.  

 



Our office will be closed July 29-August 2, 2019.


All staff will be out of the office the week of July 29-August 2, 2019, administering the bar exam, and our office will be closed.  We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019.



July 2019 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


July 2019 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our the Past Exams tab of our Bar Exam Information page.



New Policies and Procedures for the July 2019 Bar Exam


  • In order to enhance safety and security, examinees can no longer leave unattended backpacks, bags, lunches, study materials, or any other Prohibited Item anywhere at the site. We will not provide a Personal Belongings Area at the site for these items. Examinees may bring Required Items and Permitted Items into the exam room in a clear plastic zip-lock bag. Any unattended items found anywhere at the site will be disposed of.
  • We will provide secure phone storage each day of the exam at the Houston, Fort Worth, and Austin sites. Each examinee at the Houston, Fort Worth, and Austin sites may bring one cell phone to be stored. We will make reasonable efforts to keep stored phones secure; however, the Board is not responsible for lost or damaged phones. Phones that have been stored cannot be accessed during the exam or during lunch breaks on Wednesday and Thursday of the exam.
  • We will not provide phone storage at the Waco, Lubbock, or San Antonio sites. If you are testing at one of these sites, please plan accordingly. If you would like to change your first site choice to Houston, Fort Worth, or Austin, please message your licensure analyst.
  • Where two Texas Essay Questions cover the same subject, one question will be presented in each session. No changes are being made to the subjects that are covered by the Texas Essays or the number of questions that cover each subject. Texas Essay subjects will still include business associations (2 questions), wills and administration (2 questions), family law (2 questions), Uniform Commercial Code (2 questions), real property (including oil and gas) (2 questions), trusts and guardianships (1 question), consumer rights (including DTPA and insurance) (1 question), and cross-over topics listed in Appendix A. However, essay questions covering the same subject will not be presented together, and they will be presented in different sessions. For example, if the first family law question is presented as Question 1, then the second family law question will not be presented as Question 2. Instead, the second family law question will be presented in the afternoon session. The trust and guardianship question and the consumer rights question will also be presented in different sessions—one will appear in the morning session, and the other will appear in the afternoon session.  

We appreciate your cooperation as we implement these new policies in order to administer the Bar Exam safely, fairly, and efficiently.

For more information:

               Bar Exam Information Page

               General Instructions



July 2019 Bar Exam - Laptop Registration opens June 14


Opens:  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Closes:  Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

  • (Late Laptop Registration will be available from June 25-28, 2019, subject to an additional late fee of $75.)

 

For more information, please see

 

 

 

 


February 2019 Selected Answers and MPT Question Now Available


The February 2019 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page.

 

The February 2019 MPT Question is now available on our Past Exams page, and our Selected Answers page.



Baylor 1Ls: Declarations are Due June 1.


If you started at Baylor this spring semester, then Saturday, June 1, 2019 is the timely deadline for you to submit a Declaration of Intention to Study Law. Declarations submitted after 11:59 pm on this date will incur a late fee of $150. For more information, see Declaration of Intention to Study Law



February 2019 Texas Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the February 2019 Bar Exam Pass List here.

 

Statistics are available here.

 

Letters have been delivered to the ATLAS account of February 2019 examinees.



Supreme Court issues Order Amending Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas


The Court notes that the amendments may be changed in response to public comments. Written comments should be sent to rulescomments@txcourts.gov. The Court requests that comments be sent by June 1, 2019.

 

The Court's order, which includes a red-line version of the amended Rules, can be viewed here: http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1443785/199023.pdf

 

Under the amended Rules:

  • the Board will administer the first UBE in Texas in February 2021.
  • the minimum passing score in Texas on the UBE will be 270.
  • completion of a Texas Law Component will be required for licensure based on a UBE score, and for licensed attorneys who qualify for admission without examination.
  • the Board will begin accepting, on December 1, 2019, applications for admission based on a transferred UBE score of 270 or higher.

 

For information about the UBE, see http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/.

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February 2019 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


February 2019 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our Bar Exam Information page.



Proctor Positions Available


For information about becoming a proctor for the July 2019 Bar Exam, please see Employment Opportunities.

 

 



July 2018 Selected Answers and MPT Question Now Available


The July 2018 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page.

 

The July 2018 MPT Question is now available on our Past Exams page, and our Selected Answers page.



July 2018 Texas Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the July 2018 Bar Exam Pass List here.

 

Statistics are available here.

 

Result letters have been delivered to the ATLAS account of all July 2018 examinees.



Supreme Court of Texas Approves Uniform Bar Exam for Texas and Seeks Comments Before Adopting


In its order the Court notes the change to the Uniform Bar Examination should begin with the February 2021 exam.

The Court also invites comments from the public. Details such as the date for accepting transfer of UBE scores from other jurisdictions, fees for transfer of UBE scores and the acceptable passing score have not yet been determined.  Comments on these and other issues related to proposed adoption of the UBE should be submitted through December 8, 2018 to rulescomments@txcourts.gov.

The Court’s order follows receipt of a report by the Supreme Court Task Force on the Texas Bar Exam issued on May 14, 2018.  A copy of the report may be viewed here.

For information about the UBE, see http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/.

For more information about the Court's order:

 



Summer Texas 1Ls: Declarations are Due September 15, 2018


If you started at a Texas law school this summer, then Saturday, September 15, 2018 is the timely deadline for you to submit a Declaration of Intention to Study Law. Declarations submitted after 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018 will incur a late fee of $150. For more information, see Declaration of Intention to Study Law.



September 1, 2018 is the timely deadline to apply for the February 2019 Bar Exam


The February 2019 Bar Exam will be administered February 26-28, 2019, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

  • Timely Filing Deadline: September 1, 2018.
  • Late Filing Deadline ($150 late fee): November 1, 2018.
  • Final Filing Deadline: ($300 late fee): December 1, 2018.


Special Filing Deadline* for applicants awaiting results from the July 2018 Texas Bar Exam: December 1, 2018. (No late fee.) 

 

Please note that different filing deadlines apply to Applications for Testing Accommodations. See Deadlines, and message your Licensure Analyst with any questions.

 

For more information: 
How do I submit an application on ATLAS?
Meeting deadlines
Bar Exam Information

*Note: If you applied for the July 2018 Texas Bar Exam but you withdrew from the exam, did not sit for exam, or did not sit for each segment of the exam, then you must adhere to the Timely Filing Deadline, the Late Filing Deadline, and the Final Filing Deadline--the Special Filing Deadline does not apply to you.  



July 2018 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


July 2018 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our Bar Exam Information page.



February 2018 Selected Answers Now Available


The February 2018 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page.



July 2018 Bar Exam--Late Filing Deadline


To meet the late filing deadline to apply for the July 2018 Bar Exam, you must do the following on or before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2018:

(1) Upload an acceptable photograph to your ATLAS account--you will not be able to submit your application until after you have uploaded a photograph, and we have reviewed and accepted it

(2) Complete and submit your bar exam application through your ATLAS account

(3) Pay the filing fee and a $150 late fee (or submit a fee waiver request)

(4) Complete and upload an Authorization and Release

(5) Complete and upload a Verification or Certification

 

If you do not complete all 5 steps on or before 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2018, you may still submit your bar exam application during the Final Filing Period*, subject to a $300 late fee. The Final Filing Period ends on May 1, 2018. We will not accept any applications for the July 2018 Bar Exam after the Final Filing Deadline of  May 1, 2018. No exceptions.

 

*All applications for testing accommodations must be submitted by the Late Filing Deadline of April 1. No applications for testing accommodations will be accepted during the Final Filing Period.

 

For more information, see:


February 2018 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


February 2018 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our Bar Exam Information page.



ILG Exam360 Extended Deadline


February 2018 bar examınees: The deadlıne to upload MPT and P&E answers has been extended to Thursday, March 1, at 10 p.m.



Office closed due to weather.


Our office will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, due to weather.



July 2017 MPT Questions Now Available


The July 2017 MPT Questions are now available on our Past Exams page, and our Selected Answers page.



July 2018 Bar Exam Applications


Registration for the July 2018 Texas Bar Exam opens December 2, 2017.

 

For more information:

Filing Deadlines

Bar Exam Information



July 2017 Selected Answers Now Available


The July 2017 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page.



July 2017 Texas Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the July 2017 Bar Exam Pass List here:  

 

Letters are being delivered to the ATLAS account of all examinees.  Because of the volume, there may be a delay before the document arrives in your ATLAS User Home page.

 

Statistics will be posted next week.



February 2018 Bar Exam Applications


Applications for the February 2018 Bar Exam must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this time.

 

For more information, please see Filing Deadlines.



Filing Deadlines to apply or re-apply for the February 2018 Bar Exam


Late Filing Deadline: November 1, 2017 ($150 late fee).

Applications for Testing Accommodations under Rule 12: Must be filed with a Bar Exam Application, but no later than November 1, 2017.

Final Filing Deadline: December 1, 2017 ($300 late fee). No applications will be accepted after this date for any reason. 

 

Special Filing Deadline* for applicants awaiting results from the July 2017 Texas Bar Exam: December 1, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this date for any reason. (No late fee, and Bar Exam Application may be accompanied by an Application for Testing Accommodations under Rule 12.)

 

The February 2018 Bar Exam will be administered February 27, 28, and March 1, 2018, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

For more information: 
How do I submit an application on ATLAS?
Meeting deadlines
Bar Exam Information

*Note: If you applied for the July 2017 Texas Bar Exam but you withdrew from the exam, did not sit for exam, or did not sit for each segment of the exam, then the Special Filing Deadline does not apply to you.   



July 2017 Exam Statistics Now Available


The July 2017 exam statistics can be found here.



Hurricane Harvey


Applicants for the February 2018 Texas Bar Examination who reside in the counties of Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Trinity, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Willacy and Wilson and who are displaced due to effects of Hurricane Harvey may file examination applications through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 without payment of the $150 late fee.  This extension of time for applicants affected by the disaster does not alter any other filing deadlines for examination applications or declarations of intention to study law.  Please see our FAQs (Hurricane Harvey) or contact your licensure analyst with questions about the filing deadline or late fee.  



July 2017 Bar Exam


The July 2017 Texas Bar Exam will be administered July 25-27, 2017.

If you are eligbile for the exam, an Admission Ticket has been delivered to your ATLAS account. Remember to print the ticket and bring the ticket and a current government issued photo id to the bar exam.

For important and useful exam information, please see:

Bar Exam Information page

July Exam Site Information (including venue addresses, links to venue websites, and parking information)

General Instructions for the Bar Exam (including a general exam schedule, required items, permitted items, and prohibited items)

 



February 2017 Selected Answers Now Available


The February 2017 Selected Answers are now available on our Selected Answers page.



July 2017 Bar Exam and Windows 10 Creators


If you have registered your laptop with ExamSoft and you have updated your laptop to Windows 10 Creators OS, it will not function during the July 2017 Bar Exam unless you use the workaround located here: http://university.examsoft.com/h/i/340205640-softest-workaround-for-windows-10-creators-os.

Alternatively, you may register on another laptop by calling ExamSoft at 866-429-8889. Your re-download request will be processed free of charge.

If you have any questions, please contact ExamSoft at 866-429-8889.



July 2017 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


July 2017 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our Bar Exam Information page.  



July 2017 Bar Examinees at Irving Convention Center


Parking at the Irving Convention Center is limited and is expected to fill up. Examinees are encouraged to use hotel shuttles, public transportation, carpooling, taxis, drop off, or other alternatives.

 

 



July 2017 Bar Exam


We have begun sending July 2017 admission tickets to eligible examinees through their ATLAS account.  We will continue sending tickets through July 14, 2017. 

Except for those applicants who have already been notified through their ATLAS account about a site change, all eligible examinees will be seated at their first exam site choice. 

For General Instructions for the Bar Exam, July Exam Site Information, and other useful exam information, please visit our Bar Exam Information page.



July 2017 Texas Bar Examinees


Laptop registration for the July 2017 Bar Exam opens June 2, 2017, and closes on June 12, 2017.

For more information, see our Laptop Information page.  

 

The General Instructions for the Bar Exam can found on our Bar Exam Information page.  See the link titled General Instructions for the Bar Exam on the right side menu.



February 2017 Examinees-Upcoming Dates to Note


  • May 1, 2017: Grade Release (anticipated)
  • May 15, 2017: New Lawyers Induction Ceremony in Austin, Texas
  • May 30, 2017: Special Filing Deadline for applicants awaiting results from the February 2017 Bar Exam. If you took the February 2017 Bar Exam and learn, upon grade release, that you were unsuccessful, you may re-apply for the July 2017 Bar Exam by the Special Filing Deadline of May 30, 2017. 

 



February 2017 Exam Statistics Now Available


The February 2017 exam statistics can be found here.



February 2017 Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the February 2017 Bar Exam Pass List here: https://ble.texas.gov/pass-list-feb-2017

 

Letters are being delivered to the ATLAS account of all examinees.

 

Statistics will be posted next week.



MPT Questions Now Available


We have posted MPT questions from past exams on the Selected Answers page of our website.  We will post the February 2017 MPT question when it becomes available in May.



February 2017 Bar Exam


We have posted the February 2017 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions at Bar Exam--Past Exams.

We will post selected answers to these questions at a later date.

 



BLE Website Unplanned Service Interruption


ATLAS account users may have recently experienced difficulty accessing or utilizing the Board of Law Examiners website due to unplanned server maintenance required to respond to security issues.  The Board of Law Examiners apologizes for any inconvenience and regrets that the service interruption was necessary to maintain website security.  In some cases, it may be necessary to re-enter data or material uploaded to ATLAS.  Contact Technical Support, or your Licensure Analyst if further assistance is required.   



Fee Change, beginning with July 2017 Bar Exam


The Supreme Court of Texas has approved a change to the fees set out in the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas as follows:

Rule XVIII - Fees
The following provisions shall govern the fees charged by the Board:
FEES RELATING TO DECLARATIONS
Declaration Investigation Fee                                         $150
Fingerprint Card Processing Fee                                    $ 40
                                                                                                            $190
Late Filing Fee                                                                $150
Fee for Check Returned for Insufficient Funds               $  25
FEES RELATING TO ELIGIBILITY & EXAMINATIONS
Texas Law Student:
 $150              Application Fee
    95               Examination Fee
    75 55          Investigation Fee
$320 300
Out-of-State Law Student:
             $150                Application Fee
                 40                Fingerprint Card Processing Fee
                 95 150         Examination Fee
              $435 490

This equalizes the bar exam related fees for Texas law students and out-of-state law students. Fees for Texas law students now total $490 (a $190 fee for the Declaration of Intention plus a $300 fee for the bar exam), and fees for out-of-state law students to sit for the bar exam are also $490. 
This change affects applicants for the July 2017 Texas Bar Exam. The Court's order is published here.


Supreme Court Order regarding UNT Dallas College of Law


On December 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas signed an order providing that “any person who has graduated from, satisfied all requirements for graduation from, or has completed all but four semester hours at UNT Dallas College of Law, and who meets all other eligibility requirements in the Rules, is eligible to take the Texas Bar Examinations offered in July 2017, February 2018, and July 2018.”

 

Pursuant to the order, all UNT Dallas College of Law students have until February 15, 2017, to timely-file a Declaration of Intention to Study Law.

 

In addition, UNT Dallas College of Law students who are otherwise eligible to take the July 2017 Bar Exam have until February 15, 2017 to timely-file a bar exam application. 

 

After February 15, 2017, the filing deadlines and late fees in the Rules Governing Admission to the Bar of Texas will apply to all UNT Dallas College of Law students.

 

These students may now create ATLAS accounts and submit Declarations and Bar Exam applications through this website. 

 



July 2016 Selected Answers Now Available


The July 2016 Selected Answers are now avaiable on our Selected Answers page.



July 2016 Bar Exam Pass List


We have posted the July 2016 pass list here



Sunset Commission Review


The Sunset Review of the Texas Board of Law Examiners

The mission and performance of the Texas Board of Law Examiners are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

The Sunset review involves three steps. First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Board of Law Examiners and issue a report in April 2016 recommending solutions to problems found. A month or so later, the Sunset Commission will meet to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2017. Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.

Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Board of Law Examiners can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas about the Board of Law Examiners, please send an email to the address below, use the comment form on the Sunset Commission website, or contact Sean Shurtleff of the Sunset staff. Suggestions are preferred by December 18, 2015, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.

Sunset Advisory Commission

P.O. Box 13066 Austin, Texas 78711

512/463-1300 Fax: 512/463-0705

Email: sunset@sunset.state.tx.us

Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at: www.sunset.texas.gov.