Useless thoughts

December 17, 2004

Law students: Don't leave your 48-hour takehome exam until the last weekend of final exams. You're just going to want to sleep instead.

Law profs: Don't give 48-hour takehome exams. I think the best exam format that I have had is the floating 8-hour takehome exam. 8 hours is long enough to put together a reasonably well thought out piece of writing and proofread, but still a relatively short period of time. The take-home makes it possible to find a comfortable place to sit, work with some music and a snack.

One more piece of advice for law students: avoid 2-credit classes as much as possible. They involve just as much work as 3 or 4 credit classes...

Posted by Andrew Raff at December 17, 2004 10:59 PM
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