Open Book by Barry Friedman
Succeeding on Exams From the First Day of Law School

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Wolters Kluwer Law and Business is known for its essential guides for law school success. Now Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School offers today's law students more than simple exam preparation. The authors, both award-winning teachers with a wealth of classroom experience, reveal what professors really look for in exam answers. By linking exam-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 of classes. Open Book also showcases a distinctive central pedagogy, "the pinball method of exam-taking," and provides detailed examples and a wealth of concrete exam-taking techniques. Initial reviewers--including professors teaching core 1L classes, writing instructors and law school administrators--have been unanimous and enthusiastic in their praise. Numerous student reviewers have likewise remarked that it changed their study habits and 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 a clear path to law school success.

Open Book is available both in print and e-book formats. An accompanying Web site provides all print book and e-book purchasers with access 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 the standard 1L subjects (Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts) along with feedback memos prepared by the professors who wrote and administered these exams, and actual student answers annotated by the same professors.

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

High-profile, experienced authorsAdvice derived from years of hands-on experience teaching almost every standard 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 of exam-taking techniquesStraightforward, often humorous style encourages engagementKey points accented with memorable illustrationsNot just an exam prep book; guidance on getting the most out of classes and law schoolExtensive developmental reviews from 1L professors, writing instructors, and law school administrators, unanimously stellarCurrent law students reported the manuscript changed study habits and outlook on law schoolFree content: sample outlines, class notes, case briefsPaid content: actual exams, real student answers annotated, feedback memos from professors

 

About Barry Friedman

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Barry Friedman is the pioneer collector/dealer of Indian trade blankets. He lives in Valencia, California.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by Aspen Publishers. 200 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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