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What Makes A Good Law School Exam Answer? Law Profs Weigh In

Publication Date: 
December 07, 2009
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Ashby Jones

Professor Pamela Karlan weighs in on The Wall Street Journal Law Blog on what constitutes a good answer on law school exams:

Pamela Karlan, Stanford: A good law exam answer . . . is like a poem. Every word is there for a reason. It makes creative arguments within a conventional form. It avoids needless sentimentality but it reflects an author who thinks and cares. I learn something from reading it. And it ends with something other than the word “Time . . . . ”