2011Cycle wrote:Are practice exams for 1L courses readily available in the library, directly from professors, or other sources? Thanks
What HEP said, but be warned: If you end up having two visiting professors your first semester (like I did!), then practice exams by that specific professor might be harder to come by. Also, the best practice exams to study from are the ones with model answers or good student answers. Generally, though, if you ask your professors for previous exams, they will likely give them to you. They can post them online, or in the library, or they might just email them to the class.
I did have one professor who never gave us an actual previous exam. He gave us "practice problems" without answers that we could work through. They didn't read like problems that the professor would give, but it is possible that he wrote them. He assured us his final was very similar to these problems. His final was not like those problems at all (it was much more open-ended, the fact patterns were nearly twice as long, and there were no specific questions to answer. Instead, the question was - analyze the situation for liability.). So, beware the professor who refuses to give you a previous exam, and be ready for anything.
The other two professors who provided practice exams for us wrote very similar final exams. This is generally how it works.