Thursday, February 23, 2006

Resources on Exam Writing

The first stop for law school students seeking to improve their exam writing skills, should be their own professors. These resources (available from law libraries or online) may give 1Ls some insight into how to improve exam writing skills.

Books
  • Richard M. Fischel, Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (Carolina Academia Press 1999).
  • Ann M. Burkhart, How to Study Law and Take Law Exams in a Nutshell (West 1996).
  • John C. Dernbach, A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams (F.B. Rothman 2001)
  • Helen Shapo & Marshall Shapo, Law School Without Fear: Strategies for Success (Foundation Press, 2002).
Websites
[Research by Paul Venard]