« on: May 05, 2008, 02:26:01 AM »
Completely agree with the post above me. My Property exam had one hypo that was take home, and then we would come take the rest of the exam at the designated exam time, and you wouldn't believe the questions people were asking about the take-home portion. "Should we come up with a definite answer?" and stuff like that. Trace every possible contingency. And even when a one particular branch of a test is not triggered, if there is any ambiguity at all you need to talk about that. You need to say , e.g., "One more important thing to note is that while it is unlikely that the court would interpret A in such and such a way, if it does, then...." Also notice how that sentence is different than just vomiting information on the page. It DOES relate to the case at hand if there is an unlikely interpretation. Simply writing down every irrelevant fact is probably going to hurt an exam more than it will help it.