How to Take a Law School Essay Exam

15 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2014

Date Written: July 24, 2014


This document was written as a handout for first year law students in a Civil Procedure class, but it could be useful for any class that will involve a graded essay exam. It identifies the features that make for a good answer, suggests techniques for planning the essay before writing it, and offers suggestions for the most clear and efficient ways to write the essay itself.

Suggested Citation

Caplan, Aaron H., How to Take a Law School Essay Exam (July 24, 2014). Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2014-32, Available at SSRN: or

Aaron H. Caplan (Contact Author)

Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )

919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1211
United States

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