This guide to passing law school has a nontraditional focus, concentrating on passing the final exam that is the sole determinant of grade. Most students get tangled up in case briefs and fail to keep a clear eye on the big picture each course presents. In other words, most students don’t understand how the parts fit together. The best way to prepare for law school exams is to understand how the exams work and tailor your study habits to maximize your exam success.
The first thing to keep in mind when studying is the fact that law school is incredibly competitive, and you will probably be eliminated during your first semester. That means you will end up dead last in your class, wasting half a million dollars and not getting to sit for the bar exam. To avoid this fate, you need to learn to manage your stress. Here are some tips to keep you sane:
Attend class regularly. Law professors will often introduce new material and hold class discussions that follow assigned readings. Students who do not attend class often miss important information. They are also at a disadvantage in the school as they miss out on important information. In addition, students who are active participants in class tend to do better than those who do not. By participating in class discussions, students actively participate in the learning process and arrive prepared for class.