I aced my 1L crim law exam by using the best criminal law supplements and studying the right way. Check out the 3 best criminal law supplements that 1L students use to ace crim law.
** Updated for 2019 **
3 Best Criminal Law Supplements
Understanding Criminal Law
This supplement is a masterpiece. In fact, it’s the law school supplement that all others are judged by. If you ask any 2L who aced their crim law exam what supplement they used, do you know what you’ll hear? “Dressler!”
Written by criminal law guru Professor Dressler, Understanding Criminal Law is the essential resource you’ll need to ace your 1L criminal law exam.
Here are three reasons why it’s the best crim law supplement around.
First, it breaks down extremely difficult criminal concepts (like all of the various types of “theft”) into easy to digest, bite size pieces. Trust me, this is crucial for acing any issue-spotter or multiple choice criminal law exam!
Second, it outlines the similarities and differences between the MPC and common law approaches to law and policy, which almost all criminal law professors expect you to know like the back of your hand.
Third, it’s so clear, concise, and effective that you can practically forego reading your casebook. High five Professor Dressler!
CrunchTime: Criminal Law
Here’s what you’ll love about the Criminal Law CrunchTime supplement.
First, the Capsule Summary helps you quickly review key concepts. Think of it as the crim law outline you wish you would have made throughout the semester.
Second, the Exam Tips are on-point and definitely worth the price of admission. Want to know what your criminal law professor is looking for? The Exam Tips got your back.
Third, the short answer and essays questions are great for getting you exam-ready. You won’t ace your criminal law exam without practicing hypos. And the Criminal Law CrunchTime supplement has them in spades!
Questions & Answers: Criminal Law
Due to its Q&A format, it’s the type of supplement that can push your exam prep to the next level.
Indeed, the Criminal Law Q&A features 150 multiple-choice and short-answer questions, as well as a 16-question “practice exam.” That’s the kind of practice you need (and then some) to ace your criminal law exam.
Not only will each question test your substantive knowledge throughout the semester, each answer will help crystallize why you chose the right (or wrong) answer.
With this much focused practice, you’ll be way ahead of your peers come test day. In short, this supplement will help you crush your 1L criminal law exam.
How To Use The Best Crim Law Supplements
Here’s how you can use the best criminal law supplements to “hack” law school and ace your exam!
Throughout the semester, read the relevant section of the Understanding supplement before class, outline the applicable law and policy, and make note of your professor’s nuances. This will help you create the actionable criminal law outline you need to ace your 1L crim law exam.
Then, as the semester progresses, use the Q&A and CrunchTime supplements to fill in any gaps in your knowledge and to prepare for your criminal law final.
P.S. Now that you’re up to speed on the best criminal law supplements, make sure to get a copy of the Criminal Law Outline I used to ace my 1L exam!
P.P.S. Because you need the best supplements for all of your 1L classes, check out all of the Best 1L Supplements.