Are you the type of person who will ace your law school exams? Or, are you the type of person who will finish below median? The truth is, every law student thinks they will ace their law school exams, but few do. How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams teaches you how to rise to the top of your class by doing your absolute best on law school exams.
It’s no secret that law students are woefully prepared to do well on law school exams. In his book, Professor Delaney doesn’t mince words: “most [law schools] systematically fail to prepare students to take law exams.”
How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams bridges this gap by giving you the tools you need to ace your exams!
The book consists of 8 easy-to-read chapters:
- Six Exam Tasks, Six Grading Criteria
- Mastery Learning of Law for Exams and Practice
- Outlining Your Courses For Exams
- Spotting Issues on Law Essay Exams
- Outlining and Writing Lawyerly Exam Arguments
- Sample Exam Problems
- Sample Exam Arguments
- Avoiding Common Pitfalls
I won’t give away the whole book, so here are just some of the highlights that helped me ace my law school exams.
What Your Professors Are Looking For
You need to know how law professors grade essays if you want to crush your law school exams. What distinguishes a B- from a B+? Or a B+ from an A? How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams pulls back the curtain on what law professors really want to see from their students.
The book shows you the six essential skills that law professors want you to demonstrate:
- Recognize the difference between key facts and non-key facts
- Spot the issues raised by the key facts
- State and apply the correct law to the issues
- “Interweave” the key facts with the applicable law
- Recognize and apply relevant policy arguments
- Combine all of the above into a concise legal argument tailored to your professor’s expectations
Sound complicated? It’s not if you follow the steps outlined in the How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams.
Learn The Law
Law professors are masters at “hiding the ball.”
It’s simply not enough to learn the law. You must learn the law the way your professor wants you to learn the law.
Professor Delaney shows you how by focusing on learning methods, techniques, and cues that law professors often keep hidden from you.
Spot The Issues
Successful law students spot virtually all of the issues contained in exam fact patterns.
How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams highlights 3 different issue spotting methods you can use to decode law school exams.
The book does a phenomenal job of unpacking each of these techniques and applying them to a variety of sample problems.
Apply The Law
Mediocre law students don’t apply law to fact correctly. They miss nuances. They overlook exceptions. And their essays lack structure.
How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams demonstrates the CIRIP (Conclusion, Issue, Rule, Interweaving, Policy) test-taking method I used to ace my 1L exams.
Professor Delaney makes CIRIP easy to learn and, once you do, you’ll be able to tackle even the most difficult exam hypos!
Practice Makes Perfect
You wouldn’t try out for a team without practicing first, right? The same holds true for law school. Don’t take your law school exams without practicing sample questions!
Because practice is so important, How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams dedicates two full chapters to practice problems and answers.
The book’s 7 practice problems range from long issue spotters to narrow policy questions. But where the book really shines is in its answers.
Professor Delaney walks you through over 30 pages of sample student answers. Some good, some bad, some amazing, and some downright awful.
Practice makes perfect. And this book will show what to do — and what not to do — on your own law school exams.
How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams is a fantastic book for any law student who wants to ace their 1L, 2L, or 3L exams. The book is well-written, easy to read, and chock-full of actionable steps you can take to do your best in law school.
No one wants to finish 1L below median. How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams will help you become the type of person who aces law school exams.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of every opportunity you can to ace your exams. Pick up a copy of How To Do Your Best On Law School Exams today.
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