First of all, take my law examination as early as possible in your application. This means submitting your application by January first, if you are applying for Federal law. The earlier you submit your application, the earlier you will have time to prepare for the exam, study for it, and be prepared for it. You have no reason to submit applications late if you want to take my law!
Secondly, do not wait to the last minute to submit your applications for law school. The earlier you submit your application, the earlier you will have time to review it, make any changes, and complete any necessary paperwork. This is especially important if you are applying to a top tier law school such as Harvard, Yale, or Cambridge. It is not unheard of law schools to take six months or more to review each student’s application. Therefore, it is imperative that you do not procrastinate and get the ball rolling as soon as possible!
Thirdly, be aware that there may be a big difference between the questions on the test and what you have seen on television or the movies. Law school exams are much different than those found in Hollywood movies. There will be hand-drawn diagrams, and real lawyers will be answering the questions! In my experience, real lawyers spend considerable amounts of time answering the questions asked on the exam. Therefore, if you are faking or lying, you will not succeed!
Fourth, if you do happen to fudge or make a mistake during the examination, the law school will take notice. For example, if you misspell “frivolous” on the entrance exam, then the school will find this irrelevant and may cause you to lose your law license. Therefore, take your time, write in a thorough manner, and try to write in a way that the law school cannot prove you committed any of the aforementioned mistakes.
Fifth, take plenty of notes. These are especially important if you have a question that was not asked or a topic that was not discussed. You will want to refer to the question and answer section of the test booklet several times as well as any other written materials that were provided with the test. Remember, the examiner may ask you to explain your question, and if you can’t remember it you will fail. Furthermore, if you leave the room to take a phone call, then take notes of any conversations that take place.
Sixth, never bring a lunch to an examination. Doing so can result in you missing an opportunity to eat before the examination. The timing is important! Also, never bring anything to an examination room with you (including pens, paper, etc.). If you must, bring a briefcase containing important documents.
Seventh, if you don’t think that you will pass the law school’s examination, don’t put yourself in the shoes of the examiner! Be honest; tell yourself that you really don’t know what the examiner is looking for, and that you probably won’t pass. Then plan your study schedule so that you have ample time to absorb the material so that you won’t waste time trying to figure out what the examiner is looking for. Follow these tips, and you will be much better prepared for your law school’s law exam result.