On Friday, November 9, the WLA and the Board of Student Advisors hosted an panel event sharing exam preparation tips with a large crowd of 1Ls and LLM students. The panel discussed various methods of exam preparation, including the various forms of outlines and methods of constructing them, as well as a host of alternatives to making your own outline from scratch or making an outline at all. Panelists included members of the Board of Student Advisors and the Harvard Law Review. The panelists also shared from their experiences of how to keep sane and healthy as pressure begins to mount and what they do in the last few days before an exam. The panel was put together to help alleviate 1L stress and confusion as the Class of 2015 approaches its HLS exam period, and emphasized the importance of remembering what has worked in the past and adapting tried and true methods to law school studying.
As part of their advice to the students, the panelists felt it was importance to familiarize oneself with the expectations and past examinations given by the professor giving a particular exam. If anyone wishes to connect with a 2L/3L who has had any specific professor, contact your BSA and she/he will put you in touch with someone who can give you more details and/or advice.
And don’t forget! The WLA has a collection of outlines that is available to all members on the “resources” tab of our main webpage. You can submit your outlines at any time by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.