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Law School Exams

Links to UW Law and other law school exam archives and articles, books, and resources to help you prepare for exams


In addition to looking at old exams, a review of test-taking strategies can be helpful. Consult any of the following sourcess. (Note: HeinOnline is a UW Restricted source)

  • Jack A. Hiller, How Not to Write Answers to Law School Examinations, 29 Stetson L. Rev. 1181 (2000). Available on HeinOnline
  • John H. Langbein, Writing Law Examinations (essay by Yale Law professor).
  • Jerry J. Phillips, Thirteen Rules for Taking Law Exams, 72 Tenn. L. Rev. 797 (2005). Available on HeinOnline.
  • Patrick Wiseman, "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It," and Other Sage Advice for First-Time Law School Exam Takers, 22 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 653 (2006)


Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction




CALI offers lessons and Classcaster (podcasts). Law students may obtain a password for CALI registration from the Reference Office.


The Law Library has several books on taking law school exams. The titles listed below are located in the Reference Area unless noted otherwise. For additional titles, search the Law Library catalog by keywords: law examinations.