Criteria for the Evaluation of Law School Examination Papers

Journal of Legal Education, 38 J. Legal Educ. 361 (1988).

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Harold See

Belmont University - College of Law

Date Written: 1988

Abstract

It is a generally accepted proposition that grades should be determined in a systematic manner based on individual performance. It is hardly more controversial that the criteria by which student performance is judged should be known in advance by the students. Economic analysis of law teaches us that if students behave rationally, their performances will reflect the criteria by which they understand their performances will be evaluated. Analysis of a set of examination papers should reveal the criteria those students believed were to be applied to them. Weighted frequency of occurrence obviously determines the respective weights students believe are assigned to those criteria. And, if the system is to be fair, the weights will determine how professors should grade the examinations.

Suggested Citation

See, Harold, Criteria for the Evaluation of Law School Examination Papers (1988). Journal of Legal Education, 38 J. Legal Educ. 361 (1988). . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2476444

Harold See (Contact Author)

Belmont University - College of Law ( email )

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
United States

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