No doubt, preparing for law school exams, especially your first set of these assessments, is a challenging experience. But many law students have survived this process not much worse for wear, so don’t panic!
As noted here previously, the law library has a variety of study aids available. Here is a sample of some of the other potentially useful resources providing suggestions for exam preparation and writing:
Best of Luck!
CALI and Cornell LII teamed up to make free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure available to students to use on iPads, iPhones, Nooks, or any device that supports .epub files. Here is a link to the downloads. If you want information about how to read .epubs on your mobile phone or desktop computer, you can read information here.
The Reference Office has small, free, print versions of the U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Evidence, and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, courtesy of Lexis and Westlaw. Stop by and help yourself to the rules you need.
As we distribute CALI DVDS and access codes to first years, a logical question has come up: What is CALI?
CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most U.S. law schools and many other entities that are interested in legal education. For law students, CALI is primarily a source for hundreds of concise lessons written by faculty and librarians. These online tutorials serve to introduce and/or review substantive legal topics, legal writing, legal research, and other useful subjects.
There are several introductory CALI Lessons especially for 1Ls, including:
Just a reminder that the law library has numerous study aids and other resources (many on reserve) that may be useful during exams. These include:
- Audio Study Aids (A guide to available audio study aids is here)
- Examples & Explanations Series
- Popular Treatises
- Questions & Answers Series
- Undertanding Series