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★ 2 Keys for acing law school: master the law and master the test (aka master law essays).
If you're a law student, you might think you're in law school, but actually you're in essay school. That's because almost all of your final grades will be based on issue-spotting-exam essays. So what are the things that you need to do in order to ace your issue-spotting-essay exams?
Well I think there are two things that you should do. The first and most obvious thing that you can do in law school is master the law.
The second thing that you have to do in order to ace you law school exam is the thing that so few people do. And that's that this: you have to master the test. You'll get better the more you do it and there are strategies that will allow you to learn how to do it faster. The worst thing that you can possibly do in law school is to never take a practice test until the day of your first final exam.
Just like the LSAT you can learn the strategies and get better over time. But only if you practice. For a lot of people, perfect is the enemy of good and they keep trying to get perfect at knowing the substantive law without even trying to learn the basics of writing issue-spotting exams. As a result they never learn how to spot the issues and they never learn how to write those good essays, the ones that will get A's on the exam.
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1. Ask people from the higher grade if they still keep theirs.
2. Ask classmates, chances are some of the more social ones have already done the first point.
3. Ask the professor about the format of the exam and search for similar on these classes online (even sometimes the same textbooks is possible).
In general, whatever practice exam you can do, is already better. Of course as close as possible is best but the idea is that gathering the knowledge (summarizing, reading etc.) is a completely different skill and TASK than applying this knowledge in practical terms. And I speak from experience. It applies to most disciplinenes of higher education because they want to test your ability to analyze and process information not just retain it like in highschool. And that's especially even more relevant for lawschool.
If you've ever watched the 70's movie the paper chase you notice how the tutor tries to teach the student who fails all the practice exams. He says notes don't mean a thing and he gives the guy a classic issue spotting exam and attempts to help him go over it. I just hope that as a History/Classical Civilization major as an undergrad gives me the ability to read enough to take a good shot at law school. Of course, it helps that I love to read, research and write already. Also, just ask my ex's, I love to be technically right about everything. LOL
Another great video! But im curious im in Grade 10 and i want to go to law school what can i do as a high schooler to prepare? If you could make a video on this that would be great! Thank you and have a great day
Jacob Moghimi I don’t know how Law School works in the US, but at Copenhagen University, we are only taking 4 hours case-solving exams, also on the first year.
I’ve never heard of anyone taking multiple choice test at Law school. They want to test your skills at solving cases and real issues.
However, I think @LegalEagle analysis is spot on. You cannot circumvent the reading by taking test exams, but you can train your skills at finding and addressing the legal issues and indeed also how to solve them.
I was one of the very few who got a first class mark, which is equivalent to an A+, in tort. It is a quite hard class and the grade point average was only (what would be equal to) a C.
My way of studying for an exam is to do all the former exams which have been uploaded. They will show my weaknesses and thus those chapters I will need to reread carefully.
It's all up to the professor. Grading issue spotting exams takes a lot of time. As a result, some professors have combo essay/MC exams. You see multiple choice much more frequently in upper level classes. It is extremely rare for a 1L class to be 100% multiple choice. Almost every 1L professor relies on issue spotting essays.
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