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1L Resources: Taking Exams

This Guide Provides Tips and Resources to Aid First Year Law Students.

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Accessing Past Exams

Final exams that professors have released to the library will be placed on the student share drive (Y:) in the folder titled "Past Exams." 

You can access the student share drive when you are away from campus by logging into the Law Center File Server Remote Access. Logon with your Law Center ID and password and be sure to bookmark the site.  To access past exams once you have logged on, double-click the “Community Files” folder and then the “Students Share” folder. You can then open the “Past Exams” folder for past exams sorted by professor.  

 

Print copies of those final exams released to the library from 1936-2011 are located in the Louisiana Lock-Up. Students may access this area by inquiring at the Reference Desk. 

 

Louisiana Bar exams administered within the past five years are available in the Reserve Room. Older Louisiana Bar exams are are located in the Louisiana Lock-Up. Students may access this area by inquiring at the Reference Desk. 

CALI Lessons and Podcasts on exams

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If this is your first time using CALI, you will need to set up a username and password. Go to http://www.cali.org/user/register and click the Create an Account link.  You will be asked to enter LSU Law’s authorization code.  You can get this code at the Reference Desk. Once you have entered the authorization code, you can set up your username and password.  

The 1L experience:

Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School (podcast)

Advice to a 1L From a Law Professor (podcast)

Lessons:

Writing Better Law School Exams: The Importance of Structure

Podcasts:

Top 10 Tips for Successfully Writing a Law School Essay

Exam Taking Skills, Outlines, and Advice for Law Students: Panel 1 

Exam Taking Skills, Outlines, and Advice for Law Students: Panel 2

Exam Taking Skills, Outlines, and Advice for Law Students: Panel 3

Tips for Multiple Choice Exams in Law School

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