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Thursday, July 12, 2007

An Excellent Text on Preparing for and Taking Law School Exams

Professor John Delany's How to Do Your Best on Law School Exams, is an excellent resource for both law students and ASP professionals.  A longtime criminal law professor, Delaney provides an insightful and detailed approach to semester-long exam preparation, as well as practical strategies for answering the exam questions themselves in ways that demonstrate the analytical skills that law professors are trying to assess. 

One of the most powerful aspects of the book is Professor Delaney's ability to tie exam preparation to the analytical skills that lie at the heart of a proper legal education.  Through thoughtful explanations of effective learning strategies and multiple practical illustrations and sample problems and answers, Professor Delaney demystifies much of both the study of law and the keys to success on law school assessments.

Any student who wonders why in the world we test the way we do should read this book.  Any student who wants to transform exam preparation into deep learning and powerful analytical skill development should read it and then reread it several times.  (Dan Weddle)

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