Hello everyone. I had a few questions for those who are already in law school. This info will really help me out.
1)Is it true that in ALL law schools the only grade is the final exam? If so, the only homework you have all semester is to read, read, read, study, read etc? No papers or nothing?
2) If so, what is the final exam like? If this is false and you have exams every now and then, what are these exams like? Are they multiple-choice, essay, short answer, or everything put together?
3) In most classes, what are the general breakdown of how grades are determined? If it's not all about just one exam, is there homework/papers/participation or anything along those lines?
Thanks in advance for these answers.
Yeah in most schools thats the way it goes unfortunately. You get 1 final in all of your substantive classes at the end of the semester or at the end of the year, depending on the school. Then during your first year you also have a legal Reading and Writing class that has papers due throught the year, so for that class you have stuff due every few weeks or whatever, but for the rest of the classes 1 test. that's it.
What is it like? Remember the LSAT? all over again except worse this time b/c you have to write essays.
Most of the exams are essays. You are presented with a legal scenario and you have to analyze it and apply the rules you have learned throughout the year to the problem in front of you. A professor might throw a few multiple choice prob's in there, but for the most part its essay.