How to Find Law School Essay Practice Questions



Learn where to find single-issue practice questions for law school essay exams. I will take you, step by step, through a question on the tort of Conversion. This process can help you with any law school course.

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18 comments

  1. You have a "bailment". issue here, because of a previous verbal contract…..The homeowner is responsible for the repairs….. there's no "conversion"…. because of a previous agreement to "share". assets and the neighbor.didnt convert the ninetenths of possession into profit…. period… I'd answer (c) $150.
    Sorry…..you are not entitled to complete replacement… just repair, to restore and return the property…..

  2. Non-lawling/lawyer here, I thought C would be the answer ala Judge Judy type case. I didn't know what a conversion was, so I figured that was going to be the problem with my answer. Very clear explanation of creating essays out of MC questions though.

  3. I had never considered turning a multiple choice question into an essay question. This is very smart, and something I will add to my toolbox.

    As for practice questions, our law library gives us access to hundreds of digital supplements. I find the Examples and Explanations series to be so helpful for exam prep. You can write your essay and there is a sample response at the end of the section.

    I like to take a highlighter and highlight those things in my essay that appear in the model response. Below my essay I type those things I did not include. I then turn on track changes and go back and revise my essay to include things I missed. This usually reveals where my weakness is (be it not setting forth the issue, missing parts of the rule, or having a thin analysis—not running thru all the elements or considering both sides and which side is the more defensible position). 9 times out of 10 my analysis is not as strong as it could be. As the semester goes on, this gets better, and there are less things to add. The revision component is, for me, key.

    I will also mention that as exam time approaches, I fold in timing and try to write an essay in 30-45 minutes. Early on it’s all about mastering the content, later it transitions into a balance of mastering content and learning proper pacing.

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