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Spring 2016


Coming from a lifetime of more passive learning, where tests demanded mere recall of specific facts, new law students often find it hard to transition into a more active learning model, where exams require students to explain and apply, not just remember. The only way to smooth the transition, I believe, is to give students ample opportunities to practice articulating legal rules and applications prior to the exam. After all, our goal for our law students is not mere familiarity with legal rules, but fluency in applying and articulating legal concepts.



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