I’m going to let you in on a little secret that your law school professors don’t want you to know about. The easiest and most effective way to study, learn, and ace your final exam in contracts is to use a supplement. In fact, if all you do is attend lectures, brief cases, and join a study group you’re all but guaranteed to end up at the median of your law school class. So if you want to ace your contracts exam and finish at the top of your class, now is the time to get a copy of the best contracts supplements.
1. Concepts And Case Analysis In The Law Of Contracts
Perhaps it’s because I finished first in my 1L contracts section by using it. Or perhaps it’s because if you ask any 2L who aced their contracts exam what supplement they used, you’ll get the same response – Chirelstein.
Written by the late Columbia Law Professor Marvin Chirelstein, Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is the preeminent resource you’ll need to crush your 1L contracts exam.
Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a curiously quick read (I read it over a weekend) that provides exactly what you need to know to succeed in contracts. In other words, you’ll “get” contracts after reading this supplement.
2. CrunchTime (Contracts)
CrunchTime (Contracts) is a fantastic supplement for navigating your 1L contracts class. Written by attorney and Harvard Law graduate Steven Emanuel, Crunchtime (Contracts) will be your constant companion during contracts exam prep.
Here’s what you’ll love about the CrunchTime (Contracts) supplement.
The capsule summary will help you quickly absorb key concepts. Think of it as the contracts outline you wish you would have made throughout the semester.
In addition, the exam tips are on-point and definitely worth the price of admission. Want to know the answers your contracts professor is looking for on the final exam? This is the place to find them.
Finally, the short answer and essays questions are great for helping you prepare for your contracts final. It’s nearly impossible to ace your contracts exam without practicing hypos. So be sure to answer all of the practice questions the CrunchTime (Contracts) supplement has to offer.
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3. Acing Contracts
Acing Contracts is organized in a “checklist” format. This makes it super easy to absorb difficult contracts concepts.
Another benefit of the checklist format is that it provides a straight forward, no-nonsense outline for attacking your contracts exam questions.
After all, the whole point of using a contracts supplement is to help you ace your contracts exam. That’s where Acing Contracts has you covered.
How To Use The Best Contracts Supplements
As a current Biglaw associate and someone who graduated with honors from a T14 law school, here are my top three tips for how to use these contracts supplements to do your best in contracts.
First, find a contracts outline from one of your peers who took the class with your professor and aced the exam. Treat this outline like gold. It will serve as the roadmap for your contracts class.
Second, read the relevant section of the Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts supplement before class and summarize the applicable law and policy in your outline. Be sure to include in your outline any nuances of law or policy your professor raises in class. As the semester progresses, use the CrunchTime or Acing supplement to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.
Third, take several timed practice exams. This will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to do your best on test day. If your professor provides copies of his or her old exams, these should be your first choice. If not, use recent contracts exams from other professors. Here are some sample exams to get you started.
Law school isn’t easy but there’s no reason to make it any harder then it has to be. The guaranteed best way to save time and give yourself the opportunity to ace your final exams is to use law school supplements. I used them, and every top student I know used them as well.
So if you want to do your absolute best in contracts, then be sure to pick up some of these 3 best contracts supplements today.
All the best,
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