Every student wants the magic recipe for success on their final exams. While I don't claim to be in possession of such a recipe, I do have several new books to recommend to help with finals.
1000 Days to the Bar: But the Practice of Law Begins Now! This title "explains the relationship between the professional practice of law and the practice you need to perform each week to achieve your law school objectives." Take advantage of this title to assist you in developing practice-ready skills while studying for your exams!
Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades. "Written from the perspective of a student with a 4.0 GPA, this book offers fresh and unique insights on law school exams by stripping the exam format into a series of repeatable steps and building blocks. It also teaches students how to 'prepare for exams, instead of preparing for class,' with proven time-management, outlining, and case-briefing techniques. Based on the author's highly successful seminar series at the University of Miami, these strategies have already helped hundreds of law students improve their grades. Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades is perfect for the over-achieving law student who is aiming for perfect grades, the struggling upper-division student who needs guidance to stay afloat, or the eager pre-law student who wants a peek at what lies ahead."
Unlocking the Secrets of Legal Genius: Measuring Specialist Legal Expertise Through Think-Aloud Verbal Protocol Analysis. "This book outlines an empirically-proven approach to investigating the unique characteristics of legal thinking - particularly the thinking of legal experts - through the use of experimental methods and techniques from the field of cognitive science. It describes in detail the processes of identifying appropriately qualified test subjects, ranking them according to their levels of likely expertise, engaging them with specially designed problem-based tests, and then analysing the resulting qualitative and quantitative data to identify distinguishing cognitive traits and behaviors. The findings presented by the author have the potential to materially improve the assessment methods used in lawyer accreditation schemes, change how clients assess the expertise of their legal advisers, increase the effectiveness of recruitment and in-house training programs within law firms, and lead to new approaches for the design and delivery of post-graduate education at law schools."
Stress, Tests, and Success: The Ultimate Law School Survival Guide. This title "is a must read for any student wanting to finish at the top of his or her law school class without having to weed through hundreds and hundreds of pages of information to find out how to do it. With this guide, experiencing success in law school and as a new lawyer is only a few pages away."
As I mentioned before, there is no magic recipe to success in law school; however, these resources along with the many others available in our library can help you figure out your keys to law school success.