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TEXAS BOARD of LAW EXAMINERS

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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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