Sent him an e-mail but have yet to hear back...
I'm just afraid you're going to freak the poor guy out. I'm in the top 10% (maybe the top 5%), and so are members of my study group. We did not do 100 exams. We *did* do every exam we could get our hands on, but it couldn't have been any more than 20 over the course of both semesters. Obviously, what LilOneL did worked, but don't think that you *need* to do it.
But while we're on the subject of practice exams, I want to again stress how important I think it is that you not only do the exams, but that you *study* any sample answers or going over the exam with your professors. Why? This gives you insight into what answer your profs want. And you'll be amazed how many of your classmates won't do that extra step (which I consider to be the most important step).
100 practice exam? That's craziness. And I had classmates that thought *I* was crazy b/c I did every single one. Don't freak the guy out. I think it's unlikely that most professors release more than 4 practice exams.
I also don't think that doing practice exams a month before the end of the class is very helpful. You can't answer 1/4 of the question, because you still have 1/4 of the class left.
The rest I don't disagree with, although some of them like his policy tidbit I think isn't strictly necessary.
Well, after a delightful first year, with many ups and downs, it looks like I'm going to wind up just inside the top 10% at UVA (assuming a final grade is not a disaster). Hence my question: would it be at all worthwhile to try to move into one of the top 5 schools? And for that matter, is it even possible? The yahoo group doesn't have much info for my situation.
I have a strong interest in teaching one day... and since UVA only takes the top 8% or so onto law review, and the write-on is no guarentee, I feel like I might have a better shot at one of those schools.
Go away your annoying prick. You go to UVa, you are in the Top 10% -- you are set. Stop bragging.