BradyToMoss wrote:Law schools dont hide the ball at all, that is probably the dumbest comment that I see frequently on this site.
I disagree. Some hiding of the ball occurs -- sometimes intentional, sometimes not.
I had a class where the actual exam (some weird fucked up policy / statutory construction deal) was so unlike the practice test (an issue spotter that he graded and gave back to us) that I laughed out loud when I read the questions.
I have had other classes that didn't have on file and the professor refused to release them. Hiding the ball is about the lack of transparency. I believe some professors do it on purpose to allow more stratification for the curve.
That said, I think great strides have been made by professors (maybe an anti-Kingsfield movement?) to be exceptionally transparent. And I appreciate it.