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Old exams are available through the Law Library on TWEN site. Exams are made available as they are released by the professor, and you should be aware that some professors never release old exams.
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Findlaw's Law Student Center
Wide variety of resources available for law students, including exams and outlines.
Exam Taking Skills
Many of the guides listed on the Survival Skills page have chapters on exam taking as well.
Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades by
Call Number: KF283 .S335 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Your law school experience is about to change; Preparation for exam writing; Taking the actual exam; The finishing touches; Working throughout the semester; Six critical tips; The big mistakes; Final thoughts
Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win by
Call Number: KF283 .C35 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Overview: a recipe for success in law school; Overview: types of examinations; Getting ready for law school; Class preparation and participation; Reviewing class notes and synthesizing cases; Outlining course material; Know your audience; Getting primed for the task; Techniques common to all essay questions; Fact-based essay questions with uncertain answers; Essay questions of a different kind; Objective questions.
Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams by
Call Number: KF283 .B872 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Introduction; Preparing to enter law school; The American legal system; What do lawyers do?; The study of law; First-year curriculum; Finding your way around the law library; Preparing for class; Classroom experience; Learning after class; Study aids; Exams; Other activities during the first year; Beyond the first year; Sample exam questions and answers
Open Book: The Inside Track to Law School Success by
Call Number: KF283 .F75 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-18
The what and why of exams; The pinball method of exam-taking; IRAC : a framework for analysis; Issue spotting and issue sorting; Rules; Application; Conclusions; Make your lists, check them twice : scoring on IRAC exams; Tackling other exam formats; Practice (exams) makes perfect; Exam trouble : how to avoid it, what to do about it; Outlining for exam success; What's class got to do with it?
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Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School by
Call Number: KF283 .D47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Your reader; Scoring and grading; Beginning the process; From process to writing; Explaining your answer; Organization, signposting, and writing style; Getting ready; How essay exams resemble real life
Audio and Video Resources
Tips for Multiple Choice Exams in Law School Podcast by
Discusses the different aspects of a multiple choice question: the stimulus, options, key, and distracters. Additionally, Prof. Burnham discusses the different types of multiple choice questions such as questions that test a student’s ability to recall information, those that draw on materials discussed in class, and those that require analysis. Students are taught how to respond to the call of a question, apply IRAC to multiple choice questions, as well as different tactics for eliminating options in a question.
Other Advice on Taking Law School Exams
Lexis Digital Library
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The Lexis Digital Library provides electronic access to two of the popular study aid series that the library has had in print on reserve: Questions & Answers (Q&A) and the Understanding Series. These two series have titles covering a wide variety of legal subjects. Click Sign In and then enter your Pace Portal username and password in order to access the digital library. Note, access to the digital library is restricted to current law school affiliates only.