Declaration of Intention to Study Law

The Supreme Court of Texas, which admits candidates to the practice of law in the state, has provided by rule of court that all candidates who plan to practice in Texas must file a formal Declaration of Intention to Study Law with the Texas Board of Law Examiners, on forms supplied for that purpose. The declaration must be filed by October 1 in the student's first semester in law school. Declarations filed with the Board after October 1 will be subject to late fees.  These declarations of intention to study law provide for a certification of good moral character and fitness to practice law. Forms are available from the Texas Board of Law Examiners. More information is available at https://ble.texas.gov/home.