1776 wrote:I'm not assuming the tests are alike, that's why I asked if they were similar. If I assumed they were alike, I wouldn't have asked if they were alike. Should I trust a former law professor that her tests were akin to an actual law school exam? You could answer this by saying what is on an actual exam. The ones I took were essays, short answer, and definitions. No need to be mad.
I don't think you will find a single law school exam (at least 1L) that asks for you to define anything. You will be given, either in giant essay format, or in short answer format, "fact patterns" (basically stories) of varying complexity. You will then need to write an essay identifying as many legal "issues" as you can. In doing so, you will need to recall the "definition" of a number of legal claims, which you will apply to the fact pattern. If your tests asked you something like "Explain the significance of X v. Y," then it was nothing like your prototypical law school exam.