Final exams in law school can be scary, especially if you get professors who like to give long-winded essay questions. A fact pattern that is paragraphs and paragraphs long is very intimidating! Having the right approach is essential to your success – and the most efficient approach is to use IRAC on law school exams. You’ve probably been taught IRAC (issue, rule, analysis, conclusion) in your classes, and now is your chance to put it into practice! In this post, we tell you how to use IRAC on law school exams.
As the end of the semester approaches, students begin to search for law school final exam strategies. Law school exams are very intense, but the right approach can certainly give you an advantage! In this post we give you five law school final exam strategies to help you prepare!
This post assumes that you taking law school final exams soon — and that you have not started outlining, memorizing the law, or taking practice exams. You either spent most of the semester reading cases, briefing cases, or trying to avoid thinking about final exams. And now that final exams are coming up, you need some quick tips to boost your score! Here are a few law school final exam tips for procrastinators. Continue reading Law School Final Exam Tips for Procrastinators→
One of the best ways to prepare for law school exams is to take practice exams! This allows you to get a feel for the types of questions that could appear and how you should go about responding. In a previous post, we detailed how to take law school practice exams. This post contained a few links for where to find law school practice exams, but we thought this question deserved a post of its own!
As law school kicks into full gear, hopefully you are starting to fall into a routine. It can take a while to adjust to this new experience, however, so don’t be discouraged if you are having a difficult time finding your way. In this post, we discuss four law school success tips. If you work this advice into your approach, you’ll be on the path to a great semester of law school (and beyond!).
An A+ is fun to get. Especially in law school, where A+’s are so rare. At my school (and I think at virtually every law school though I have not verified this) an A+ has no special effect on your GPA. So a plain old “A” is treated the same as an “A+” for GPA purposes. And class ranking purposes. And everything that matters, outside of your own ego! Continue reading How I got A+’s in 55% of my law school classes. →
With law school final exams around the corner, we have many students asking us about the best way to study for law school exams. In this post, I (Ashley Heidemann) give you tips that helped me graduate as the #1 law student in my class of over 200 students. Continue reading The Best Way to Study for Law School Exams→
What If I Didn’t Do Well On First-Year Law School Exams?
It’s no secret that your grades in your first year of law school are very important and that the final exam comprises most of your grade. Thus, you should take studying for finals very seriously! But even if you didn’t do well on your first-year law school exams, it doesn’t mean you can’t recover and improve moving forward! Doing poorly is an excellent wake-up call, an indication that something didn’t work right. In this post, we give you a few tips of what you can do if you didn’t do well on your first-year law school exams! Modifying your approach with these tips will give you a better chance at success next semester!
In this YouTube video, we tell you not only how to pass law school exams, but how to conquer them. We give you three time-tested methods to make sure you are on track to pass your law school exam with flying colors.
3 Steps to Conquering Law School Exams:
The 3 steps to Conquer Law School Exams are as follows:
A 5-Minute Read on How to Conquer Law School Final Exams
Looking for a strategy to conquer your law school final exams? Here, we tell you exactly what to do – and what not to do – in a quick, five minute read. I (Ashley Heidemann) graduated as the #1 law student in my class of 203 students in 2011. I attribute it to having a great law school final exam strategy, which I will share with you here! Continue reading A 5-Minute Read on How to Conquer Law School Final Exams→
Should I Study the Day of a Law School Exam?: It can be very tempting to want to wake up early the morning of an exam to get a few last hours of studying in. Try to resist this temptation! It is not usually a good idea to study the day of a law school exam. There are better things you could be doing with your time in those last remaining hours. You are likely going to feel stressed and overwhelmed that day (perfectly normal!), but you don’t want to do anything that could add to that. If you’re feeling panicky and trying to frantically review information you probably already know, you risk unnecessarily confusing yourself. You don’t want to risk altering what your brain has already stored correctly. Trust yourself and the studying that you have already done!
Law School Final Exam Week Tips: With final exams rapidly approaching, it’s time to focus on only what is absolutely necessary for success on your exams. It can be a stressful period, but try not to let it overwhelm you. (If you’re feeling too anxious already, see this post with great tips on lowering stress during finals!) Stop thinking about all those tiny details in the countless cases you read – let those go! Focus on memorizing the black letter law and practicing how to issue spot. This is where the points are for law school finals, not in remembering what the plaintiff argued in a specific case. Here are some more tips on what to do during law school final exam week!