Past Exams

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • November 6, 2017

We have had a few students asking about Past Exams.  Past Exams are available only in electronic format.  We do not have print copies behind the Circulation Desk.  If the professor did not give us a Past Exam,  we do …

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Study Guides

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • October 23, 2017

The Study Guide that works for one may not work for another.  If you do not have a preferred Study Guide, check out “Study Guides:  What this Guide Contains“.   This is a list of Study Guides for preparing …

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Words of Wisdom for New Law Students

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 11, 2015

Did you know that even Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. didn’t understand a word he heard on his first day of law school?  The Law School Academic Support blog recently posted a compilation of “Thoughts on Learning,

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Exam Tips 101

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 26, 2014

Viewed from my napping spot near the Reference Desk, it is obvious that final exam study has started in earnest.  One of my favorite pages of exam tips is “Law School Exam Prep 101” from the Law School

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Annual Law Student Survey Released

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 12, 2012

The results of the 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement are out. This annual survey is designed to measure how law students throughout the country study, experience growth, communicate with faculty, and rate the quality of their law school …

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How to Survive the First Year of Law School

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 6, 2011

Well, it’s quiet today in my favorite corner of the Library, but not for long! Soon the tables will fill up with new faces, as the Hofstra Law Class of 2014 find their favorite spots, too. Being a brand new …

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Exams in the Good Old Days

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 9, 2011

Yes, it looks like law school exams were easier in the old days–well, the really old days, anyway. Thanks to the Harvard Law School Library, which has digitized and posted the full run of annual law school exams from 1871 …

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New Law Student Survey

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 8, 2011

Spring Semester classes start for most law students in just a few days, so this might be a good time to take a look at the annual survey that reflects law student satisfaction and engagement with the law school experience. …

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Your Law School or Your Grades: Which Matters More for Success?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 7, 2010

It may not have received the media attention that a new Supreme Court justice attracts, but a study was released last week that may be more personally relevant to current law students. According to a post in the Wall Street

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Grading Law School Exams

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 9, 2010

In the midst of exam week stress, have you ever taken a minute to think about your stressed out professors, faced with grading all those exams? For a humorous take on how law professors really grade exams, check out Assault

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