birdlaw117 wrote:r6_philly wrote:queenlizzie13 wrote:
What is admittedly good about word counts is that they are more fair because they don't favor people who can just type really fast. One of the reasons I don't like it is because I can type fast and it is a huge advantage. But I would still like a reasonable word count for a three hour exams. Between say 2500-3000.
Also we have other grades back but no LRW still and it is a bit frustrating because the last assignment was due almost two months ago. <_<
I actually think it should be 24 hour take home open book, or at least 8 hours. It's more like what we do in practice. It advantage people who can learn issues thoroughly and put together a good answer.
You act like when you're practicing you never have meetings with clients where they ask you a question and expect a reasonably high quality response on the spot. Between meetings like that and phone conversations with clients, it isn't that strange to want to test being able to come up with stuff on the spot.
Also, this is based on a huge assumption that tests are/should be similar to practicing law.
A reasonably high quality response should generally be followed up with "let me check into that to confirm." Then you call your associates to do the research and return with a high quality memo. then you call your client back to report the findings.
There is no assumption also. It's my opinion that it should.