Sunday, December 5, 2010

Final Exams Tips

Monday, December 6 is the last day of fall semester classes at Brooklyn Law School. The reading period starts on Tuesday and the fall semester examination period running from December 9 to December 22. Students looking for advice on taking and passing law school exams can review this list of web sites:

A Common Law School Exam Mistake – a post from the Volokh Conspiracy blog that talks about how to organize exam answers and how not to organize them
Beyond IRAC: Law School Exam Taking Tips – the Legal Profession Blog’s advice on how to write law school exams
CALI’s Law School Exam Advice Post – links to essays and podcasts on how to do well on both essay and multiple choice law school exams
Law Career Blog’s Exam-Taking Advice – short and helpful exam-taking advice with three links

Lawyerist’s Tried and True Advice for Law School Exams – posts on taking different types of law school exams
University of Washington Law Library Law School Exam Page – a bibliography of exam prep sources
Writing Law Examinations – an essay by Yale Law School Professor John H. Langbein reposted on Westlaw

The BLS Library has Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law And Taking Law School Exams by Ann M. Burkhart, Robert A. Stein (Reserve - Call #KF283 .B87 2008) on reserve at the circulation desk. Chapter 12 has thirty pages of topics dealing specifically with law school exams.

These items are in the Main Collection in the lower level of the library:
Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win by Charles R. Calleros (Main Collection - Call #KF283 .C35 2007) - Part Four (Taking Law School Exams) has about 80 pages along with three appendices with sample answers to essay exam exercises.

Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams by Dean Jeremy Paul and Prof. Michael Fischl (Main Collection - Call #KF283 .F47 1999).

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