Nutshell: How to Study Law & Take Law Exams


Nutshell: How to Study Law & Take Law Exams

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One of over 150 titles in West’s Law in a Nutshell series, this book is a comprehensive resource in an easy-to-read, concise format. With a title representing almost every area of law, Nutshells provide a solid understanding of a specific area of law and include references to important cases that have helped shaped the law. Topics included in this title are: preparing to enter law school; the American legal system; what lawyers do; thinking like a lawyer; first-year curriculum; legal research and writing; first-year sections; grading; finding your way around the law library; preparing for class; socratic method; case method; briefing cases; sample case brief; class attendance and participation; class notes; daily review; outlining; sample outline; study groups; study aids; preparing for an exam; taking the exam; after the exam; law student organizations; law school employment; pro bono activities; values; law journals; clinical education; moot court; course selection; international programs; joint degree programs; summer clerkships; and actual exam questions and model answers for civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property and torts.

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