Friday, November 25, 2005
Session number four of the six-week "How to Respond to Law School Exams" workshop series I host each year includes a video featuring Kent Syverud, a Vanderbilt Law Professor and Dean. (Dean Syverud has recently been named Dean of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Jan. 1, 2006.)
Dean Syverud explains how to handle nearly any exam question a student might encounter, including what he calls "the weird" question.
Recently, I discovered the unedited version of this video is online!
Law students in their first year or fourth, can all benefit from Dean Syverud’s advice.
Suggest to your students that instead of watching a one-hour TV program during the next few days, they consider watching/listening to Dean Syverud coach them through exams! Here is the link to the video (courtesy of the University of Michigan Law School), and supporting text. (djt)