Finding Hypos

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Finding Hypos

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Tue May 18, 2010 5:14 pm

How hard is it to find good hypos w/answers?
Is it at all useful to do them w/o answers and just check them with classmates?
Would a prof ever look at a random hypo and your answer and give you feedback?

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Re: Finding Hypos

Postby Paichka » Wed May 19, 2010 2:06 pm

I. Depends on your definition of "good".

My school maintains an old exam bank, so you can look up classes or particular professors and get their exams from previous years. Sometimes these have answers, sometimes they don't. Each of my professors has, at some point during the semester, passed out both a previous exam and a sample student answer that would earn an "A".

There is also a sticky in the Law Student forum with links to open exam banks from other schools. I believe most of the links don't work, but IIRC the American link should. Some of the exams in that bank have sample answers.

II. Yes.

It can be very useful to go over exams with your classmates -- you can talk through the issues you each see and how you would each answer the question. Sometimes your classmates won't know what the F they're talking about, though, so you have to make sure you're not getting bad law ingrained in your head.

III. Depends on the professor.

Some professors will be happy to go over old exams with you. Some will refuse. Ask, and see what happens.

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