The information provided here is organized differently than it is in the other pathways because students should determine the sequencing of their elective courses as a function of their intended law practice goals. Thus, students’ relevant career pathway should guide them when they decide on the sequence in which they take courses. There is, therefore, no one-size-fits-all order in which students should take courses related to the Texas Bar Examination. Example
Accordingly, the following tables identify the specific subjects tested on the Texas Bar Examination and show the corresponding courses offered at South Texas College of Law Houston, indicating whether they are required or elective courses. The bar exam subjects are organized by the day on which they are tested on the Texas Bar Examination. Example
Students seeking advice about which particular courses to choose for their contribution to performance on the Texas Bar Exam should log into their STANLEY accounts and go to: Registrar → Bar Exam → Supplemental Texas Bar Examination Information → What Law School Courses Will Help Most on the Texas Bar Examination?
For example, a student preparing for practice as a civil trial lawyer may choose to take Texas Pretrial Procedure and/or Texas Trial & Appellate Procedure during his or her second (full-time) year of law school in order to be prepared to take trial advocacy skills courses during the third (full-time) year, while a student preparing for a career doing business transactional work may choose to take Corporations and Secured Transactions in his or her second (full-time) year in order to take one of the Capstone Transactional Skills courses in the third (full-time) year.
For example, the South Texas College of Law courses correlated with subjects tested on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) appear in the table for Day Two. You will observe that the MBE and Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination topics largely correspond to the South Texas College of Law required curriculum.