The Perfect Practice Exam
The Skill of Legal Analysis
464 pp $42.00
The Perfect Practice Exam: The Skill of Legal Analysis is the ideal study tool because it provides maximum utility to the user.
The PPE includes six different subjects in one book and provides nine questions for each subject. This is a total of 54 practice exams. Law students nationwide are usually required to take Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Property, and Torts. This book covers it all and eliminates the need for multiple practice-exam books.
Students can also comfortably use The PPE throughout the semester because the book strategically pairs commonly tested topics and presents the topics in the order they often appear on the syllabus. Students do not need to wait until reading week to practice their exam-taking skills and can gradually improve their legal analysis. At the same time, this second edition includes new questions that are full-length exams with mixed topics to test the students' issue-spotting and legal analysis skills. These are specifically created for completion during reading week.
But more importantly, The PPE provides concrete steps on how to improve legal analysis rather than briefly discussing an array of skills. The book includes legal-analysis templates that incorporate the three-step method of analysis, active-learning worksheets, and sample answers that use IRAC, headers, and paragraphs to mirror what students should strive to achieve on their exams. This second edition also added detailed exercises that require students to identify what facts triggered certain issues, to identify how to improve select legal analysis excerpts, and to deeply reflect on what specific actions they can take to improve their own legal analysis and writing.
Legal analysis is one of the most important skills in the legal profession and only improves through ample practice. The PPE teaches students the skill, models the skill, and provides several essay questions for students to practice the skill. The PPE is a great resource because its focused learning objectives can help students reach mastery of legal analysis at a faster rate.