Bar Examinations and High-Stakes Assessments

Tackling the Texas Essays: Efficient Preparation for the Texas Bar Exam

Catherine Martin Christopher, Texas Tech University School of Law

Abstract

The Texas bar exam is a unique animal. It's longer than most other bar exams in the nation, but it's more predictable than many other exams. And a predictable exam can be prepared for. This book will help you prepare for the essay portion of the Texas bar exam. It will teach you how to approach an essay question and craft a well-organized and thorough answer under intense time pressure. There is subject-specific advice for each topic tested on the Texas essays. Most importantly, the book will teach you how to study for the Texas essays — how to write practice questions and learn the law while doing so.