Law School Exams

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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Motivational quotes to get you through final exams

May 6, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Motivational Quotes My Littleton fellow in 1L (a type of student teacher and mentor at my school) began our first class by having each of us say one motivational quote. When 1L exams came around our “class mom” printed the quotes and gave […]

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1L tips for tackling different law school exam types

May 6, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona I just took my 6th law school exam and my second one for this semester, and so far all of them have been slightly different. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed Book, with maybe an Open […]

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Approaching the 1L finish line

April 29, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Yesterday I attended my last day of scheduled classes. My 1L year is over… well, almost… actually not even close. There is still so much to do. I still have 5 finals, and the law review write on to complete. I am sure you are […]

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Some survival tips for the different types of 2L final exams

April 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School How are you surviving finals? We’ve been here before, we faced these same exams in 1L, so we don’t need to stress … right? Likely not. Even though 1L grades are the most important for job security purposes (tack on first-semester 2L grades […]

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