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Nov 23, 2015

In today's episode, we're doing things a bit differently. We've talked about how to study for a law exam, but today we are going to take an exam with you. Well, not actually TAKE it with you, but we're going over a real question to show you exactly how we'd approach an exam hypo, from start to finish. 

Before listening to this episode, be sure to download the documents in the resources so you can follow along. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Our step-by-step attack plan
  • How we organize the information in the hypo
  • What we're looking for when we read the question
  • How to figure out the key legal issues and critical facts
  • How to generally approach exam hypos
  • Tying the facts to the law
  • Creating a scratch paper outline
  • Putting it all together and writing your exam answer


Here are the materials you'll need, if you want to follow along:

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Thanks for listening! 

Best of luck on your exams! 

Alison & Lee