It’s that time of year again. Law students across the
country are poring over their class notes and supplements, putting the
finishing touches on their outlines, and fueling their all-night study sessions
with a combination of high-carb snacks and Java Monsters. This can mean only one
thing: exam time is approaching.
If you’re looking for a brief but effective guide to
improving your exam performance, the O’Quinn Law Library has the book for you.
Alex Schimel’s Law School Exams: A Guide
to Better Grades, now in its second edition, provides a clear and concise
strategy for mastering the issue-spotting exams that determine the majority of
your grade in most law school classes. Schimel finished second in his class at
the University Of Miami School Of Law, where he taught a wildly popular exam
workshop in his 2L and 3L years, and later returned to become Associate
Director of the Academic Achievement Program. The first edition of his book was
written shortly after he finished law school, …
When citing to a current statute, both the Bluebook (rule 12.3.2) and Greenbook (rule 10.1.1) require a practitioner to provide the publication date of the bound volume in which the cited code section appears. For example, let's cite to the codified statute section that prohibits Texans from hunting or selling bats, living or dead. Note, however, you may remove or hunt a bat that is inside or on a building occupied by people. The statute is silent as to Batman, who for his own safety, best stay in Gotham City. This section of the Texas Parks and Wildlife code is 63.101. "Protection of Bats." After checking the pocket part and finding no updates in the supplement, my citation will be: Tex. Parks & Wild. Code Ann. § 63.101 (West ___ ). When I look at the statute in my bound volume of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, I can clearly see that the volume's publication date is 2002. But, when I find the same citation on Westlaw or LexisNexis, all I can see is that the …