A Century and a Quarter of Law School Examinations

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5 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    Very interesting.
    Of course, for studying purposes, students should use recent law exams. Get them at http://www.reallawschoolexams.com

  2. A.J. Sutter says:

    Thanks for this fascinating link. In addition to the historical interest, speaking as someone who will start teaching from next year this seems like a great source of inspiration. Though speaking as a practitioner, it’s depressing to realize how poorly I might do on some of these exams, even after discounting for anachronisms. Those who are prone to dream about having to sit for an exam they haven’t studied for should dip into this resource with caution.

  3. Gerard Magliocca says:

    Too bad they didn’t save some sample answers.

  4. Bill Reynolds says:

    HLS students in 1871 apparently did not have to spot issues or, indeed, to be very smart–just possessed of a good memory. Those were the days….