vamedic03 wrote:The level of douchery in this thread is ridiculous. You should be thankful that your prof is kind and caring enough to take the time to provide studying tips and exam taking advice. There is no secret out there that will give you a boost.
No secret to give you a boost? No, maybe not a secret
but there are plenty of resources law students have access to which have been proven effective if utilized. A great example....ding ding ding, TLS! The guides to success in law school are very helpful, and a couple of the guides written even express gratitude to the TLS guides that they utilized. There are tons of books out there, and LEEWS. Students who take the time to use this stuff should be rewarded. Students who aren't interested enough, or who don't have enough common sense...well...it's a dog eat dog world, grow up, get wiser and smarter. Professors take their advice to a level that they often shouldn't, and its not fair to those who have put in the work on their own.
You get rewarded for being able to master the law and write a good exam, you don't get rewarded for being a jerk. Law school does not need to be a dog-eat-dog world and you can be quite successful while helping your fellow classmates.
As to this being fair or not fair - its perfectly fair for the professor, as part of his instruction, to give exam advice. In fact, I think that's one of the hallmarks of a good professor.
Further, one of the jobs of your professors is to socialize you to the legal world. Being a professional doesn't mean being a jerk to your fellow classmates or your fellow associates. You'll get a lot further in life being a nice guy who helps his fellows classmates, associates, etc. Being a jerk means that the day you miss class, no one will send you notes. Being a nice guy means that you'll get multiple sets of notes without even having to ask.