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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.
Webpages on Taking Exams:
Nina Lenz, Closed Book Law School Exam Preparation Tips, Lawyerist
Law School Exams 101, The Girl's Guide to Law School
Vikram David Amar, Some Tips for Succeeding on Law School Exams, Verdict/Justia
Articles on Studying and Taking Exams:
Patrick Wiseman, "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It," and Other Sage Advice for First-Time Law School Exam Takers, 22 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 653 (2006).
Dennis Tonsin, A Plan for Your Exams, Student Lawyer, March 2005, 32-38.
Amy L. Jarmon, If Exams Could Talk: Insights from Last Semester, Student Lawyer, Jan. 2009, 11-12.
Rosemary LaPuma, Don’t Stress Over Exams, Student Lawyer, Nov. 2005, 20-23.
Jerry J. Phillips, Thirteen Rules for Taking Law Exams, 72 Tenn. L. Rev. 797 (2005).
CALI Lessons and Podcasts on exams
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Call Number: KF283 .B87 2008
Publication Date: 2008
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Call Number: KF283 .F75 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Law School Exams by Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades is the complete handbook for students who want to significantly improve their performance in law school. In most law school classes, 90% of a student's final grade is based on a single comprehensive exam that is given at the end of the semester. This book focuses on developing the one skill that can really improve a student's GPA: getting the best possible grade on that all-important exam. Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades offers a practical, top-to-bottom strategy that can be applied to almost any law school exam, regardless of the topic or level.
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Call Number: KF283 .S335 2012
Publication Date: 2012
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Call Number: KF283 .D47 2014
Publication Date: 2014
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Call Number: KF283 .W52 2005
Publication Date: 2005
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