Crim law E&E is a piece of *&^%. I follow the PLS approach and still think that... avoid the book at all costs
My advice: date outside the law school.
No, law schools don't care if you can write an exam. My school had a lunch time "presentation" on how to write an exam, but it was pretty much crap. Law schools only teach you the law; it's up to you to figure out how to use it and write an effective exam.LEEWS is probably one of the best exam writing programs out there. In the late summers, it tours and has one day programs/workshops. The CDs probably just as good (I used the CDs).Lots of people "Getting to Maybe" is good too. I haven't read it, so I can't say.