« on: February 10, 2008, 10:22:22 AM »
Good...you know the law. That's the baseline, and it means you're good for a "C".
The question really isn't whether or not you know the material, the question is can you write about the material in such a way that demonstrates proper legal reasoning and analysis.
Giving the "right answer" isn't important. How you reach the right answer is the important skill. If you provide a conclusory answer based on your knowledge of the law, you're not really performing any analysis and won't do well on the exam. If, instead, you can write a reasoned analysis, apply law to facts, etc., etc., then you should do well.
The skills you will need for the exam, in addition to knowing the law, is being able to pick out the relevant issues in the fact pattern (issue spotting) given the call of the question and being able to write in your IRAC or whatever is the preferred style on those issues, and do this all within a well-structured answer.
Definitely do the sample exam that you've been given. If you have the opportunity to discuss your answer with the professor or a TA, do that, also.