Texas Bar Examination Subjects
Multistate Performance Test
The Texas Bar Examination includes the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), a skills test designed to assess the examinee's ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation. During the test, each examinee will receive a "file" of source documents and a "library" of cases, statutes, and rules. Using these materials, the examinee will be required to perform an assigned lawyering task, such as writing a memorandum to a supervising attorney, a letter to a client, a contract provision, a proposal for settlement, or a closing argument. Contact the National Conference of Bar Examiners for sample MPT exams. The NCBE website is www.ncbex.org or reach the agency by telephone at 608-280-8550.
Texas Essay Subjects
Business associations, including agency, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and professional associations
Trusts and guardianships
Wills and administration
Uniform Commercial Code
Consumer rights, including DTPA and insurance
Real property, including oil and gas
Income, estate, and gift tax issues, to be included where appropriate, as an element of questions in other subjects, such as family law, oil and gas, wills, etc.
Bankruptcy, to be included where appropriate, as an element of questions in other subjects, such as family law, wills and estates, real property, etc.
Procedure And Evidence Subjects
Texas civil procedure and evidence, including jurisdiction
Federal and Texas criminal procedure and evidence