We are all, it seems, saving ourselves for the Senior Prom. But many of us forget that somewhere along the way we must learn to dance.
Studying for an open book law exam is very different from studying for exams at school or in other faculties. This chapter outlines some of the important things to keep in mind while preparing for law exams. It uses negligence as an example, but the principles we demonstrate can also be applied more generally with other examples from the field of law.
The purpose of a law exam is not to test whether you have memorised the law, but whether you can understand and use the law.
This is why we have open book exams—the examination is not to test your memory, but your ability to pick relevant issues and apply legal principles that you have studied