Library Tip: Exam Prep Materials

April 18, 2016

Dear Students:

Exams are near and the law library has a variety of resources to help.

The library collection contains books on outlining, exam prep strategies, essay exam techniques (IRAC and others), stress relief, and time management which can be found in the reference collection on L3 and on L5 (call number range KF 283). Some of the popular titles include: Outlining for Exam Success, A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams, The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School, and Hard-Nosed Advice from a Cranky Law Professor.

In addition to books, here are some other resources that we recommend

-          Professor John Langbein, Writing Law Examinations

-          What Makes a Good Law School Exam Answer? Law Profs Weigh In (Wall Street Journal)

-          Professor Douglas Whaley, How to Take a Law School Exam

-          Law School Exams 101

If you don’t have the time to read books or blogs, CALI has a three part podcast series where professors discuss “exam taking skills, outlines, and advice for law students” (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). If you haven’t registered for CALI, please email a librarian or stop by the reference desk.

Good Luck!
Your Lillian Goldman Law Library
lawlib.admin@yale.edu

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