How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams

Use IRAC on Law School Exams

How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams

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.

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Law School Final Exam Tips for Procrastinators

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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

Where to Find Law School Practice Exams

Law School Practice Exams

Where to Find Law School Practice Exams

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!

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Four Key Law School Success Tips

Law School Success Tips

Four Key Law School Success Tips

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!).

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How I got A+’s in 55% of my law school classes.  

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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.  

What If I Didn’t Do Well On First-Year Law School Exams?

Didn’t Do Well On First-Year 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!

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A 5-Minute Read on How to Conquer Law School Final Exams

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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?

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Should I Study the Day of a Law School Exam?

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 the 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!

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