These adjustments ensure that no examinee is unfairly penalized or rewarded for taking a more or less difficult exam.
Studying for the Texas bar exam is a full-time job that requires discipline, determination, and—for most people—a formal course structure.
In either occurrence, the task force recommends the Supreme Court consider a standard-setting study to determine whether the passing score meets a standard of minimum competence to practice law.
(A list of minimum passing UBE scores can be found here).
• If the UBE is adopted, the number of essays would be reduced from 12 to six by adoption of the Multistate Essay Exam.
If the UBE is not adopted, the task force still recommends reducing the number of essays from 12 to six.
Of the 200 questions on the MBE, 175 questions are scored.
The remaining unscored 25 questions are used by the NCBE to test potential future questions.
The report said, “Examinees who score well enough on the UBE become eligible for admission by examination to the bar in every jurisdiction in which the UBE has been adopted.” The UBE is used by more than half of the U. It has been adopted by 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the U. Other recommendations from the task force include: • If the UBE is adopted, the Multistate Essay Exam should replace Texas essays.
The task force suggests supplementing the UBE with a Texas law component, consisting of a Texas Law Exam to be administered online following the completion of, or in conjunction with, an online Texas law course.