Kem Thompson Frost is Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District of Texas. She holds an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law, a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, and a B.B.A. and a B.A. from The University of Texas. This piece is an adaptation of the article with the same title published in the Winter 2015 edition of Baylor Law Review. See Kem Thompson Frost, Predictability in the Law, Prized Yet Not Promoted: A Study in Judicial Priorities, 67 Baylor L. Rev. 48 (2015).