Classes are more than borderline irrelevant to the exams. If you understand the black letter law and you're able to write analytically, you're golden.
Could you elaborate on this a little more?? Just trying to get insight from someone who has actually taken a final and not just my musings.
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Essentially, you need to master IRAC, or some alternative thereof. The case debating you do in class, whether you do socratic method or not, isnt really similar to what you do on the exam, and that is rather unfortunate. Anyway, it's really pretty simple 1) find the issues - and there is going to be a shitload of them, exam hypos are pretty ridiculous, nothing like a real case, but even so, you need to find them. 2) Analyze them. Forget about reaching the "right conclusion". If you can make a good argument for why killing kittens on 4th of July, that's ok.