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Open Book Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School

ISBN-10: 1454806079

ISBN-13: 9781454806073

Edition: 2011 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Barry Friedman, John C. P. Goldberg

List price: $32.95
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Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law Schoolis accompanied by the Web sitewww.openbooklaw.comWolters Kluwer Law & Business adds an outstanding volume to its list ofpractical tools for law school success – a contemporary, accessible andcomplete guide to exam preparation by two leading scholars and teachersWolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for lawschool success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day ofLaw School offers today’s law students more than simple exam preparation.The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroomexperience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linkingexam-taking to the actual practice of law, they explain what it means to“think like a lawyer” in an exam setting, and how to get the most out ofclasses. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, “thepinball method of exam-taking,” and provides detailed examples and a wealth ofconcrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers―including professorsteaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law schooladministrators―have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerousstudent reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habitsand their entire outlook on law school. With straightforward prose, memorable,and often humorous illustrations, and a unique insider’s perspective,Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School opens aclear path to law school success.Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. Anaccompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers withaccess to free sample outlines, class notes, and class briefs. In addition,the Web site offers, as paid content, actual law school exams in all of thestandard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, CriminalLaw, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professorswho wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotatedby the same professors.Features of Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of LawSchoolAccompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.comISBN for the book to look it up is: 9781454806073High-profile, experienced authorsAdvice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost everystandard 1L courseDistinctive central pedagogy: “the pinball method” of exam-takingExplains not just the “how” but the “why” of law school exams—what makes law school exams uniqueNumerous detailed examples provide concrete demonstrations ofexam-taking techniquesStraightforward, often humorous style encourages engagementKey points accented with memorable illustrationsNot just an exam prep book ; guidance on getting the most out of classesand law schoolExtensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writinginstructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellarCurrent law students reported the manuscript changed study habits andoutlook on law schoolAccompanied by Web site www.openbooklaw.comFree content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefsPaid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memosfrom professorsTestimonial:Open book is a helpful resource for every law student. I received the book asa 1L and it provided an
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Barry Friedman is the pioneer collector/dealer of Indian trade blankets. He lives in Valencia, California.

Preface
How to Use This Book
Understanding the Law School Essay Exam
The What and Why of Exams
The Pinball Method of Exam-Taking
IRAC - A Framework for Analysis
Issue-Spotting and Issue-Sorting
Rules
Application
Conclusions
Beyond IRAC - How to Take Exams
Make Your Lists; Check Them Twice: Scoring on IRAC Exams
Strategies for Tackling Other Exam Formats
Practice (Exams) Makes Perfect
Exam Trouble - How to Avoid It, What to Do About It
Succeeding on Exams by Succeeding at Law School
Outlining for Exam Success
What's Class Got to Do With It?
Afterword: The Zen of Law School