waxecstatic wrote:In law school, would having extra time necessarily help? I don't think the more you write, necessarily the better, and if you don't know enough about something, then unless you can access materials, which you can't, then it's not going to make a difference. You may even do worse depending on the grading.
Plenty of exams are open book, so you could actually access the materials. But even if you couldn't, more time is generally better as there's always tons of issues within a fact pattern and you have to catch them all and argue both ways and analyze it in depth in the time allowed - which is basically impossible. Like I had a professor this semester who said her exam is out of 200 points, but in past years, an A exam was 60 points. Her fact pattern was 7 pages. It takes so much time to read and analyze the facts, let alone write coherently about it.