Questions and Selected Answers
- Carefully read the question and the “call of the question” (what the question asks you to do).
- Pay attention to the facts presented without assuming additional facts.
- Include more than a mere conclusion.
- Respond to the call of the question and stay on track.
- Practice writing in complete sentences and composing paragraphs.
- Organize your responses, and answer subparts, if any, in the order asked.
- Strive for clarity and good communication in writing.
- Avoid lengthy or unnecessary discussion of general or extraneous matters.
Past exam questions and selected answers are made available only for the limited, personal use of Texas Bar Exam applicants. The publication of past exam questions and selected answers (or comments) is not intended to indicate any specific legal issue or issues that will be tested on a future exam. Do not use them as a substitute for learning the subjects covered on the exam.
Overall, these select answers help to demonstrate the general length and quality of responses that earned above average scores on the indicated administration of the essay portion of the bar examination. However, these are unrevised answers written by actual examinees under time constraints without access to law books. As such, these essays do not always correctly identify or respond to all issues raised by the question, and they may contain some extraneous or incorrect information. They do not, in all respects, accurately reflect Texas law or its application to the facts. These essays are not intended as “model answers” and should never be taken by anyone as legal advice.
As of the February 2021 exam, Texas began administering the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). The NCBE offers its own helpful information at its website, www.ncbex.org, for:
- MBE scoring
- On-line practice exams and downloadable study materials
- Past MPT, MBE, and MEE exam questions and answers
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Please note that not all exam questions or selected answers are available for the exams listed below. If you open an exam session and the PDF states "Not Available," that item is not available to review for that exam session.
- Selected answers from the March 2021 exam are not available.
- Selected answers from Texas examinees that sat for the February 2021 exam are not available. The New York Board of Law Examiners has posted February 2021 sample candidate answers on their website. Those answers can be accessed by clicking any of the Feb 2021 Answers links below.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the September 2020 exam only contained 6 essay questions.
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