Since 1992 the rate of imprisonment in the U.S. has risen by 45. In Texas the rate has increased by 100. Texas also has executed more inmates than any other state. Since 1819 until July 2011 1,222 inmates have been executed. Capital murder is usually the only crime punishable by death except Texas has added aggravated sexual assault on a child by a person who has previously been convicted of that same crime. Texas also allows for a person charged as an accessory to a capital murder to also be charged and convicted of capital murder even though they did not commit the murder.
To practice law in Texas you will need to have your Bachelors degree, 3 years of law school and pass the Texas state bar exam. The bar exam is a comprehensive test of all Texas laws and penal codes. If you are interested in studying law in Texas 5 of the top law schools are: University of Texas Law School, University of Houston Law Center, Texas Tech University Law School, Baylor Law School and Southern Methodist University School of Law. There are also many websites that can be used as a study guide to help you pass the Texas bar exam.