vamedic03 wrote:quakeroats wrote:prezidentv8 wrote:pasteurizedmilk wrote:Creativity is really important. Rote analysis is fine and all, but if you're trying to really stand out from the rest you have to be creative.
I'd have to agree. In my view, it's speed + creativity that are determinative. Everyone knows the basics. For word limited exams, add discretion and being concise.
Most people generally don't effectively apply law to facts. Do this effectively, and you're ahead of the curve. If you have time to be creative, you should really reconsider whether you effectively applied law to facts.
Having been through 1L and having done well, I can tell you that it all comes down to effectively applying law to fact. None of my exam answers were creative, but they were thorough and succinct.
What does "well" mean? We haven't actually defined creativity so perhaps:
1. You're doing what several have suggested and calling it something else
2. You'd have done even better had you been "creative"