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TEXAS BOARD of LAW EXAMINERS

Deadlines

Texas Bar Examination Filing Periods

Examination Dates Registration Opens Timely Deadline Absolute Deadline (Late fee required per Rule XVIII)
February June 30 August 30 October 30
July November 30 January 30 March 30

Declaration of Intention to Study Law Deadlines (Texas law students only)

First-semester law students at Texas law schools( "entrants")  must file their Declarations according to the deadlines set out in Rule VI(b). Failure to do so will result in a late fee as set out in Rule XVIII. Late filing Declarants may file at any time prior to or concurrent with the filing of their In-State Application. 

Meeting Deadlines

An application or declaration is considered timely filed if we receive the following on or before 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the filing deadline date:

(1) A substantially completed application

(2) A certification or verification

(3) An authorization and release

(4) All required fees (or a request to waive those fees due to indigency)

Materials Transmitted through ATLAS. An application or other materials transmitted through ATLAS are received at the time of transmission (as recorded by ATLAS), even if the transmission does not occur during business hours. For example, an item transmitted through ATLAS on Sunday, October 30 at 11:59 p.m.  Central Time is received on Sunday, October 30.

Materials Transmitted through the U.S. Postal Service. Materials mailed through the U.S. Postal Service are received on the postmark date. If materials have no legible postmark, then they are received on the date that they are actually delivered to staff at the Board’s office during business hours.

Materials Delivered by Private Courier or In Person. Materials sent by private courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) or in person are received on the date that they are actually delivered to staff at the Board’s office during business hours.

Deadlines are strictly enforced.

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