Law School Exams

The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

December 8, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] Law school exams are once again upon us. Because I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to take 18 credits this semester, which means I have six different final exams. Yay … To top it off, they are all different types of final law […]

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Tips for taking law school finals online or in-class

November 17, 2020

[ BARBRI President Mike Sims ] As you likely already know, the grades you receive on your law school finals, particularly in your first year, are critical. Additionally, you may be facing your law school finals as online exams. Here are some tips to help you ace your law school finals, whether they are administered […]

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What else you can do to prepare for law school final exams

November 5, 2020

You have your outlines complete and you’re ready to start studying for law school final exams. You’re trying to memorize the rules of law and apply them, but what else should you be doing? Here are a few extra finals prep tips: Schedule and track your study hours Hold yourself accountable by scheduling your study […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

October 19, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] While the amount of information accessible about law school is beneficial, it can also lead to information overload. When I searched for materials to get myself ready for the “law school mindset,” I did not know where to begin to […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

January 13, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Congratulations on surviving another semester of law school. No matter how you did, reviewing your exam is a great idea. It is especially important to review your exam if you did not perform well or get the grade you thought you were going to. This […]

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Waiting for your grades, perhaps the worst part of law school

December 17, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Dear 1Ls, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… you’ve just hit the worst part of law school. Yes… I know finals are terrible… but here is the thing… you’ve now entered the WAIT for your first semester grades. This, my friends, […]

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Self-care tips you can use while taking final exams

December 3, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Finals have arrived *insert panicked screams here* Likely, you’re reading this during your school’s reading period, or you might already be into your first weeks of finals. Last year I wrote about self-care tips to help you prepare for finals. All of these recommendations still […]

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Breakfast and other important last-minute exam prep

December 3, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, here we are at the end of the semester. You have read and read until you thought you could read no more, but you did it. Now, it’s time for some last-minute suggestions to read.  The week before: 1. Get your flu shot Ok, this […]

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