Tier 1, t35. Went from 40% of the class to 15%.
My advice to 0Ls (I go to Vanderbilt):1. Think about your answer before you begin to write it. Don't write yourself into a corner.2. Spot every issue and discuss it, even if it's perfunctory.3. Don't be afraid to take risks when you write (this means you can adopt a conservative position if your professor's a liberal, or vice versa).4. Read your answer after you've written it! You'll catch errors. Professors don't grade your spelling or tone, but it never hurts you to write well on an exam.This approach has served me well so far. Good luck and enjoy law school. Don't let the work consume you, 'cause it ain't that difficult.