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
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
Many of our law students ask us if they can pre-write law school exam answers — or have “canned” law school exam answers ready for their exam. The answer to that question is both yes and no. Continue reading
Many students fear running out of time on law school exams–and for a good reason! Law school exams are often lengthy and you are expected to do a lot in a short period of time! Here are our 5 top tips to perfect timing on law school exams. Continue reading
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:
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
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 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
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!
How to Lower Stress During Law School Finals
One of the most important keys to success on law school finals is to manage your stress. The thought of your upcoming finals can be very overwhelming, but you will perform much better if you stay relaxed. Your brain can only do so much at once, so why waste energy worrying over something you can control with good study habits? This post will offer you a few tips on how to lower stress during law school finals. And try to remember, law school is a marathon, not a sprint. If something happens to go wrong, there are plenty of other chances to make up for it.
How to Study Effectively For Law School Exams
Now that there are only a few weeks left in the semester, it is time to start thinking about how to study effectively for law school exams. It is important to make sure that you are not wasting the valuable time that you do have on tactics that will not be helpful in the end. At this point you should already have made significant progress on all of your outlines. If you haven’t, make sure you’re concentrating heavily on that! Doing detailed case briefs from your readings this late in the semester is not beneficial – your outlines are a much more critical tool for success on the final. If you are feeling a little lost, or feeling the pressure build up, here are some excellent do’s and don’ts on how to study effectively for law school exams!
How To Make A Law School Finals Study Schedule
Since final exams in law school make up the vast majority of your final grade, it is very important that you learn how to study for finals correctly. A significant part of that is developing a personalized law school finals study schedule! Since most of your friends are probably taking different classes, their finals schedule will be completely different than yours – thus the need to make your own! Your study schedule needs to emphasize the most important elements of studying for law school finals: finishing your outlines, reviewing/memorizing your outlines, and taking practice exams.
One Month Until Law School Exams: How to Study
As the end of the semester approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the final exam. Now that there’s only one month until law school exams, your focus should shift to how best to prepare. You should not be spending as much time on cases. Cases will not help you do well on the exam. Law school exams are not going to give you a fact pattern that mimics an already decided case. The fact patterns tend to be long and incorporate many different issues, generally focusing on more grey areas that prompt you to interpret existing law. This is why it is important for you to focus on learning the rules taught during the semester and then applying them to unfamiliar fact patterns. In this post, we tell you how to do that!
Law school final exams are right around the corner. It’s not too late to take steps to increase your chances of writing a high-scoring essay answer. To help you put your best foot forward, we explain common mistakes that you should try to avoid on your law school exams!
If you are getting ready to study for law school final exams, it is helpful to not only create a to-do list, but also a not-to-do list so that you can avoid picking up bad habits and wasting time. Often, what you don’t do is as important as what you actually get done! And what you don’t do will directly influence what you are able to get done! Here are some ideas for your not-to-do list: