Law School Exams

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

April 2, 2022

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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From 2L to Rising 3L: Setting up final year success

March 27, 2022

The end of 2L year is right around the corner. True to form, it’s been B-U-S-Y. You’ve worked your tail off. You’re more than ready to call yourself a 3L student. But it’s important to finish strong on upcoming 2L final exams, and then you can look ahead. Here are some things to do before […]

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Five self-care tips for exam time

November 4, 2021

Not that you need a reminder, but finals are right around the corner. It is a stressful time for all law students. Whether you’re a 1L preparing for your first 3+ hour final exam or you’re a seasoned 3L waiting to conquer your last fall semester, finals can be grueling. Remember to take a few […]

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Three easy steps for creating a “shell outline” in your 1L year

October 29, 2021

As a 1L student, one of the first things you’ll often hear about is outlining. There are many tactics and carving out the time to create your outlines can vary greatly. Whether you’re the type of student who prefers to outline each week or would rather dedicate a chunk of time closer to midterms or […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 28, 2021

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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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

May 24, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, 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 is especially critical for […]

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BARBRI 1L Mastery hacks for final exam success

April 26, 2021

As a 1L, you are no doubt feeling the pressure as final exams loom near. Most first-year students have already enrolled and have access to BARBRI 1L Mastery (if you haven’t, you can do so now). It’s a rich law school study supplement, so let’s break down the “Top 5 Hacks” – in other words, […]

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How to tackle different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

Law school exams will vastly differ between subjects and professors, but the way you prepare is key. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open code book Essay 3-4 hours For this type of exam, you should still create an outline and be sure […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

March 8, 2021

By Kathryn Pope, 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 look. Thankfully, I was introduced […]

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The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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