Constructing Bar Exam Essay Responses

You already know bar exam essay questions are different from law school exam essay questions. Bar exam essay questions are straight-forward: no unnecessary facts, red herrings, or tricks. Unlike law school exam responses which require in-depth analysis, counter-analysis, and policy arguments, bar exam responses should be simple and formulaic with shallow fact application. They are … Continue reading Constructing Bar Exam Essay Responses

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Learning in Context: Using Essay Questions to Learn the Law

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of learning how to write bar exam essay responses. One benefit of practicing is that you learn in context: you learn how to write a strong response, you learn the substantive material, and you learn how it is tested. Here are more ways to learn in context with essay questions. (1) Spend equal time … Continue reading Learning in Context: Using Essay Questions to Learn the Law

Motivation Monday: Practice for Performance, Part II

Last week I wrote about the importance of practicing for performance and learning how to construct responses to essay questions. Today’s post develops this concept a bit. If you’ve looked at a bar exam essay question, you know that they are different from law school exam essays. Bar exam essay questions are easy with no unnecessary … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Practice for Performance, Part II