These series contain multiple choice questions designed to help students practice for law school exams.
SIEGEL'S SERIES: Essay and Multiple-Choice Questions and Answers
The sample and practice exam archive consists of exams released to the Library by NYLS faculty. Please note that professors are not required to release exams to the Library, and many choose not to do so. Consequently, you may not be able to find an exam for either your class or your professor.
Sample and practice exams are indexed by professor’s name and course taught.
All exams are in Adobe PDF format and are viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which has been installed on all PCs in the Library and the Electronic Research Classrooms.
Paper copies of sample and practice exams for the current semester only are kept at the Circulation Desk.
The exam archive is maintained by the Circulation Department. Questions regarding available exams should be directed to Elina Oyola, Circulation Librarian, at 212.431.2148, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the exam archive on the NYLS Portal:
- Login to the NYLS portal
- On the portal home page, locate the Student Resources drop down menu
- Click on the Exam Archive link
Scroll down to the lesson(s) of your choice among the following:
Exam Taking Skills, Outlines, and Advice for Law Students: Panel 1 PodCast
Ron Eades, John Farago, Patrick Wiseman
Exam Taking Skills, Outlines, and Advice for Law Students: Panel 2 PodCast
Ron Brown and Joe Grohman
Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School
Joseph Grohman and Ronald Brown
Tips for Multiple Choice Exams in Law School Podcast
Top 10 Tips for Successfully Writing a Law School Essay
Writing Better Law School Exams: The Importance of Structure
CALI also offers an index of lessons by casebook. See if your casebook is available. Then click your casebook to see which lessons correspond with specific pages in the book.
Writing answers to professors’ old final exams is an excellent way for students to prepare for exams. It can also be helpful to look at other law school exams that are available online. A few law schools/law libraries maintain freely available collections of their school’s exams:
Examples & Explanations study guides. Many of these study guides are available at the Mendik Library and via Google Books. Often, a large portion of the text will be available via preview on Google Books.
Law School Toolbox, Surviving Law School Exams. A series of blog posts about preparing for, and taking law school exams.
LexisNexis Digital Library
Access helpful LexisNexis Publishing study aids, including the popular Understanding Series as well as the Questions & Answers Series. Borrowing is via the OverDrive platform. Read content in a web browser or download to an e-reader app.
New York State Bar Exam: Past Exam Essay Questions with Sample Candidate Answers (2005-2017).