The Document Package Exam as a Teaching Tool
The Law Teacher, p. 4, Fall 2003
2 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2011 Last revised: 31 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 14, 2011
This Article discusses an exam technique that uses realistic hypothetical corporations to test on course material. These fact scenarios are more enjoyable for the students to complete than traditional exams. In addition, the technique helps the Author achieve important pedagogical goals. Students are given a document package composed of corporate articles of incorporation, bylaws, SEC filings, a Standard & Poors Company report, financial statements, and a trust indenture, for example. They have a few weeks before the end of the term to digest the material. They understand that in order to answer the take-home exam questions completely they will have to master the documents. This Article discusses the pros and cons of this testing method.
Keywords: law school exams, document package exams, legal education
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