Why the fast typing skills?
And do other characteristics and skills like "creativity" ever come into play?
Because law school exams are in a sense a race. You all have 3 hours and often being able to word dump does lead to a better grade depending on how the prof grades. If a prof doesn't detract but only add points for hitting issues then a throw everything at the wall and see what sticks method can help.
That said, you don't have to write that
much, but a ~2,000 word/hr rate is good for exams.
Thank you, Flips. This is indeed a skill that isn't necessarily in play as much from undergrad. I only occassionally had take-home exams (which is what I'm guessing you're referring to??) that required immediate work on them (I had a few weekend essay take-home exams during my four years of undergrad). The majority of important undergraduate assignments I did have that were take-home almost always were papers that were due months later.
Is this aspect/format of law school evaluation - the "take-home exam" (if that's what you mean) - universally true of law school life (or close to being true at MOST law schools)? Or have you heard of other examination procedures that don't require this sort of fast-typing skills?
(p.s. Did you practice much for these situations to help improve your speed? Did you find the practice helpful for the real thing?)