Law School Exams

In law school, your grade is often determined by a single test: the final exam. Getting good grades in law school therefore depends on just a handful of tests at the end of each semester.

Obviously, it makes sense to put your best efforts into these exams.

This series of posts is a deliberate approach to final exams, from study strategy to open- and closed-book exams, take-home exams, and final papers.

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How to Succeed on Law School Exams

How law student can prepare for and succeed on law school exams.

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Law School Finals: Taking Your First Exams

How law students can prepare for their first finals in law school.

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How to Create a Plan for Finals

Why law students need to create a plan for finals preparation.

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Tips for Hand-Writing a Law School Exam

There are some benefits to taking the time to think through a hand-written law school essay exam. Here are some to factors to consider.

Clearly, the Answer is not “Obvious”

Do not insult your professors by pretending the answers are "clear," obvious," or other meaningless words.

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10 Steps To Writing a Great Law School Final Paper

How to write a great law school final paper. Tips for law students to succeed at final exams.

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How to Succeed on Take-Home Law School Exams

Tips for how to succeed on take home law school final exams.

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How to Succeed on Open Book Law School Exams

Tips for law school open book final exams. Advice for law students studying for finals.

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Closed Book Law School Exam Preparation Tips

Tips for succeeding on closed-book law school exams, from our Exam Week series of advice.

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Winning the Law School Mind Game

The key to preparing for law school finals is to learn how to play the law school mind game.