With all of the other assignments you have, the last thing you probably feel like doing is answering mock final exam questions. It is just another thing to add to your to-do list.
Not only is it more work but it is scary to see what a law school final exam actually looks like. So many students never look at exams because they are afraid. They don’t know what is awaiting them so they purposely bury themselves in case-reading, case-briefing, and outlining and never pick up an exam. This is unfortunate because many of these students do work very hard – they are simply inefficient.
The first step to getting over this is to get your resources together and print a bunch of practice exams so you can have them at your disposal. If you have a pile of practice exams sitting on your desk, it will be easier for you to make it a habit to regularly look at law school final exams. It will also be less intimidating because they are sitting right there! (On the contrary, if you don’t have any exams readily available, you are even less likely to practice answering one for not only is it more work, and kind of scary, but it is also a hassle to search for every time you build up the courage to try one!)
Think about printing law school exams with model answers as being equivalent to filling your refrigerator with healthy food when you go on a diet. It will be much easier to stick to a diet if you have healthy options readily available in your refrigerator.
Where do you find law school final exams with model answers?
There are two resources for you to consult:
First, your best resource is your professor’s exams with model answers. If your professor provides any exams, make sure to acquire the exams as well as any model or sample answer or grading rubric.
Second, exams you can find online. Here are some resources we like.
These are a good start.
Go buy some ink cartridges and paper and get printing.
We will have more 1L tips on how to actually answer law school final exams in the coming weeks so please stay tuned. If you have not signed up for our newsletter, you can sign up here: