How Not to Succeed in Law School (100 Yale L.J. 1679) is the title of a hilarious law journal article by our very own (not the Law School’s very own anymore, but BYU’s at least) Professor Jim Gordon. If you haven’t read it, you should. I was reminded of it recently as I researched assessment in law schools and ran across this gem:
“Studies have shown that the best way to learn is to have frequent exams on small amounts of material and to receive lots of feedback from the teacher. Consequently, law school does none of this.” 100 Yale L.J. 1679, 1692 (1991).
I think law school’s getting a little better at this (legal research and writing isn’t too shabby), but there’s still a ways to go.