An essential part of preparing for class is reading and briefing cases. An effective case brief will not only prepare you for classroom discussions, but also help you when you begin outlining for exams.
You should structure your exam answers using an organizational framework. IRAC is one of the most common frameworks for legal analysis. Below are resources to help you master IRAC and crafting an exam answer.
Creating your own outline is an imperative part of studying and preparing for examinations. Outlining can sometimes seem like a daunting task. However, there are many resources available to help you. Below you will find links to articles and books about how to effectively outline. You will also find short excerpts of different outlining styles from Hastings students.
Law school exams can feel intimidating. The resources below explain what to expect, how to study, and how to write an effective answer on your law school exams.
Law school is time intensive. Developing effective time management skills is important for your success in law school and in practice.
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