Table of contents for Law school exams : preparing and writing to win / Charles R. Calleros.

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<h2>Table of Contents</h2>
Part I Overview
Chapter 1 Overview: A Recipe for Success in Law School
I. 	Attitude: A Mindset for Success
	A. 	Motivated for Success While Maintaining Collegiality
	B. 	Pace Yourself
	C. 	Walk into the Exam Room with the Confidence of a Winner 	
II. 	Substance: A Plan of Action
	A. 	Effective Study Habits
	B. 	Gaining Comfort with Uncertainty
	C. 	Exam Preparation
	D. 	Examination Techniques
III. 	The Next Step
Chapter 2 Overview: Types of Examinations
I. 	Fact-Based Essay Examinations in IRAC Format
 	A. 	Arguments for Both Sides in the Face of Uncertainty
1.	Close Questions with Uncertain Answers 	
2.	An Illustration in a Nonlegal Context
		3. 	Depth of Analysis and Time Pressure
	B. 	Emphasizing the Process of Reaching a Correct Conclusion
		1. 	A Full Analysis Still Earns the Most Points
		2. 	An Illustration in a Nonlegal Context 
		3. 	Advocating for One Side of the Dispute
II. 	Essay Questions Requiring Discussion Other Than in Full IRAC Format
III. 	Objective Questions: True-False and Multiple-Choice Questions 
IV. 	The Next Step
Part II Law School Study Techniques
Chapter 3 Getting Ready for Law School
I. 	The Importance of Attitude
	A. 	Take Your Studies Seriously 
	B. 	But Put a Positive Spin on It
II. 	Hit the Ground Running 
III. 	Organize and Use Your Time Wisely 
	A. 	Prepare a Schedule
	B. 	Use Class Time to Your Advantage 
IV. 	The Next Step
Chapter 4 Class Preparation and Participation
I.	Introduction to the Legal System
A.	Branches of Government
B.	Legislation
C.	Common Law
D.	Case Law and Cases
E.	Court Structure
F.	Precedent and Stare Decisis
1. 	Binding Precedent
2. 	Overruling a Court's Own Precedent in Special Circumstances
3.	Precedent from Other Court Systems May Be Persuasive but Not Binding
4.	Precedent from a Reviewing Court May Be Distinguishable, and Thus 
Nonbinding, Although Still Potentially Useful
G.	Summary of Terms and Concepts
II. 	Briefing Cases
	A. 	A Popular Format for a Case Brief
	B. 	A Sample Case Brief
III. 	Class Discussion
	A. 	The Socratic Method
 B. 	Gaining Comfort with Uncertainty
		1. 	When the Answer Is Uncertain, Develop Arguments 
		2. 	An Illustration in a Nonlegal Context 
III. 	The Next Step
Part III Preparing for Exams
Chapter 5 Reviewing Class Notes and Synthesizing Cases
I. 	Taking and Reviewing Class Notes
	A. 	Staying Engaged During Class
	B. 	Reviewing and Refining Your Notes
II. 	Case Synthesis
	A. 	Backing Up to See the Whole Forest (and Not Just Individual Trees)
	B. 	Taking Your Legal Writing Course Seriously
 C. 	Examples of Case Synthesis 
		1. 	Warm-up: Example in a Nonlegal Context 
		2. 	Example in a Legal Context 
III. 	The Next Step
Chapter 6 Outlining Course Material
I. 	Why Outline?
II. 	The Outlining Process: Getting Started
	A. 	A Nonlegal Example
	B. 	Example: Misrepresentation and Nondisclosure in Contract Formation
III.	Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Outline
IV.	Using Your Outline as a Study Guide
	A. 	Learning Through Outlining
	B. 	Spin-Offs from Your Main Outline
1.	Outline of Main Headings
2.	Checklist of Issues
3.	Flowcharts and Other Graphics
4.	Strategic Guide for Problem Solving
V. 	The Next Step
Chapter 7 Know Your Audience
I. 	Find and Study Past Exams
II. 	Ask Your Professor About the Exam
III.	Take Practice Exams and Assess Your Performance
	A. 	Practice Makes Perfect
	B. 	Solicit Feedback on Your Performance
	C. 	Pose Your Own Exam Questions
IV. 	Take the Exam as Written (Not as You Wish It Were Written) 	 
V. 	The Next Step
Part IV Taking Law School Exams
Chapter 8 Getting Primed for the Task
I. 	Adopt a Winning Attitude
II.	Maintain Your Machine 
III. 	Facing Exam Day
IV. 	The Next Step
Chapter 9 Techniques Common to All Essay Questions
I. 	Effective Use of Time 
	A. 	Expect Time Pressure
	B. 	Logical Allocation, Not Gambling 
	C. 	Objective Questions
	D. 	Essay Questions 
		1. 	An Illustration in a Nonlegal Setting
		2. 	Application to the Legal Setting 
		3. 	Allocating Your Time Among Essay Questions
	E. 	Never Give Up
II. 	Reading and Analyzing Essay Questions
	A. 	Mastering the Question
		1. 	A Plan of Action
		2. 	An Illustration 
	B.	Plan Your Answer
	C. 	Reacting to Apparent Mistakes in an Exam Question
		1. 	State Your Assumption About an Error or Omission 
		2. 	Do Not Lightly Alter the Facts of an Exam
III. 	Writing the Answer
	A. 	Production Rather Than Perfection
	B. 	Express All the Links in Your Chain of Logic
	C. 	Depth of Analysis 	
		1. 	Sample Office Memorandum
		2. 	Sample Exam Answers on Same Issue 		
			a. 	In-Depth Answer 
			b. 	Full IRAC with Moderate Depth of Analysis 
			c. 	Hurried Analysis in an "Issue-Spotting" Exam 	
IV. 	The Next Step
Chapter 10 Fact-Based Essay Questions with Uncertain Answers
I. 	General Format	
II. 	Elements of the Answer 
	A. 	Issues
		1. 	Identifying Issues
			a. 	An Example from a Nonlegal Context
			b. 	An Example from the Common Law of Burglary 
		2. 	Scope of Analysis
		3. 	Expressing Your Identification of Issues
B. 	Legal Rule
		1. 	Presentation of Legal Rules
		2. 	Depth and Formality of Analysis
	C. 	Fact Analysis: Application of Law to Facts
		1. 	Presentation of Fact Analysis
		2. 	Depth and Formality of Fact Analysis
	D. 	The Conclusion
		1. 	Taking a Position
		2.	Comprehensive Conclusions
		3. 	Do Not Cut Off Secondary Issues
III. 	Sample Essay Questions and Answers
	A. 	A Nonlegal Example
 	B. 	An Example Raising Issues in Quasi-Contract
IV. 	Exercises
	A. 	A Nonlegal Setting
	B. 	Negligence: Application of Tort Law to Facts 
IV. 	The Next Step
Chapter 11 Essay Questions of a Different Kind
I. 	Fact-Based Essay Question with a Certain Answer
	A. 	Explaining a Result Rather Than Arguing Both Sides
	B. 	Recognizing and Reacting to Questions with Certain Answers
	C. 	Example: The Battle of the Forms
	D. 	Exercise
II. 	Essay Questions Without Substantial Fact Analysis
	A. 	Explanation of the Legal Doctrine
	 B. 	Critique and Policy Analysis
III.	Take-Home and Performance Exams
	A. 	Easing the Time Pressure
	B. 	Performance Exams with Sophisticated Answers
IV. 	The Next Step
Chapter 12 Objective Questions
I. 	True-False and Multiple-Choice Questions 
II. 	True-False Questions
	A. 	Look for the Flaw in a Statement with Mostly True Assertions 
	B. 	But Recognize That the Statement Might Be True in All Respects
	C. 	True-False Questions with Fact Patterns
		1. 	Most Elements of the Statement of Law Are Correct, but the Conclusion 
and at Least One Element of the Law Are Incorrect
		2. 	Incorrect Legal Rule, Even Though Conclusion Might Be Correct
		3. 	A Correct Conclusion Is Purportedly Explained by Facts That Would Be 
Relevant Only Under an Inaccurate Implicit Legal Premise 
		4. 	The Statement of the Law Is Correct but Would Produce a Different 
Conclusion When Applied to the Facts
		5. 	Accurate Statement of the Law Is Irrelevant to a Correct Conclusion and 
Thus Does Not Explain It
	D. 	Summation
III. Multiple-Choice Questions
	A. 	Relationship to True/False Questions
	B. 	Fundamental Strategies
	C. 	Forms of Multiple-Choice Questions
		1. 	Alternative Abstract Statements of the Law 
		2. 	Fact-Based Questions
		3. 	Explain the Answer
IV. 	Ambiguity or Errors in Objective Questions
	A. 	The Nature of the Problem
	B. 	Reacting to Mistakes or Flaws in an Objective Question	
V. 	The Next Step
Appendix A: Sample Answer to Essay Exam Exercise in Chapter 10, Section IV.A
Appendix B: Sample Answer to Essay Exam Exercise in Chapter 10, Section IV.B 
Appendix C: Sample Answer to Essay Exam Exercise in Chapter 11, Section IV.A 

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Law examinations -- United States -- Study guides.
Law -- Study and teaching -- United States.