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TEXAS BOARD of LAW EXAMINERS

TEXAS BOARD of LAW EXAMINERS

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COVID-19


COVID-19

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board is taking steps to protect the health and safety of our employees and the community. Our office building in Austin is closed to the public, but we are still operating. Current applicants may continue to communicate with their analysts through ATLAS. General questions may be sent to information@ble.texas.gov.

We are scoring the February 2020 Texas Bar Exam, and expect to release results the first week of May.

At this time, we are preparing to administer the July 2020 Texas Bar Exam as scheduled  (July 28-30, 2020), and no extensions have been made to application deadlines.  We are also exploring options for the July exam in the event that prohibitions against large gatherings remain in effect. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will immediately notify all applicants through ATLAS of any changes to the July bar exam schedule.



Our physical office is closed to the public


Due to the current public health emergency, the Board of Law Examiners’ physical office is closed to the public until further notice.

Board staff continues to work remotely with access to voice mail and may be reached through the ATLAS portal or by email.  Current applicants may continue to communicate with their analyst via ATLAS, and general questions may be sent to information@ble.texas.gov.



July 2020 Bar Exam--Late Filing Deadline


Unless you are awaiting your results on the February 2020 Texas Bar Exam, to meet the Late Filing Deadline to apply for the July 2020 Bar Exam, you must do the following on or before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

(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 upload an Authorization and Release

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

(4) Pay the filing fee and a $150 late fee (or submit a fee waiver request due to indigence)

If you do not complete all these steps by 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2020, 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, 2020. Unless you are awaiting your results on the February 2020 Texas Bar Exam, we will not accept any applications for the July 2020 Bar Exam after the Final Filing Deadline of May 1, 2020. No exceptions.

*All applications for testing accommodations must be submitted with your bar exam application and by the Late Filing Deadline of April 1. No applications for testing accommodations will be after April 1.

If you are awaiting your results on the February 2020 Texas Bar Exam, you will be able to apply for the July 2020 Texas Bar Exam during the Special Filing Period, which opens shortly after the results of the February 2020 Texas bar exam are delivered, and closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2020. No late fee applies.

For more information, see:

Filing Deadlines

Bar Exam Information



February 2020 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted


February 2020 Texas Essay Questions and Procedure and Evidence Questions have been posted on our the Past Exams tab of our Bar Exam Information page.

 



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

 



July 2019 Selected Answers Now Available


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

 



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.