The Skillman Method™


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TIP 12: To EXCEL Take Practice Exams

  • Practice does make perfect.
  • Answer the question asked.
  • Use the Short Outline to spot issues.
  • Write to educate an uninformed reader.
  • Apply the relevant law and policy as it will be argued by the parties.
  • Apply the law to the facts by fully stating each principle of law while you are applying the law to the facts. The same is true when applying policy.
  • Write for points. The more law and policy you apply, the more points will get.
  • Meet with your professors to get feedback on your essays.

We believe all motivated law students can excel in law school if they 1) understand how to prepare properly, 2) understand the standards applied to their work, and 3) understand how to meet those standards.

All law students can benefit by taking The Basic Exam Course™. The course includes three classes, 1) How to Excel in Law School, 2) How to Outline Law School Courses, and 3) Exam Writing and Legal Analysis. Class 3 gives students a roadmap for spotting issues and writing excellent essays. The online course is available 24/7 via video streaming. Students who register for the course by October 31 can get a $100 discount by entering the promotional code ABWA.

Great grades in law school translate into bar success, terrific job opportunities, and empowerment. Skillman lawyers have gone on to become top lawyers, tenured law professors, judges, Appellate Court Justices, and public advocates.

Professor Skillman’s study methods courses have been sponsored by at least twenty ABA-accredited law schools, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity Program (CLEO), the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Oregon State Bar, the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association in New York, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS), and the Oregon State Bar.

The Skillman Method™’s bar preparation course has been sponsored by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, the Legal Aid Society of New York City, the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, the Oregon State Bar, and Vanderbilt University Law School, as well as local bar associations.

Faculty Quote

“I have completed The Basic Exam Writing Course™. Thank you for this opportunity. It was an amazing course, and I learned a lot from this experience. ….

Thank you again for the opportunity to take The Basic Exam Writing Course™. You are a wonderful teacher, and I feel that I really benefitted immensely from the Course.

A. S.
Director of Academic Support
Hamline University School of Law
(Note: Hamline has since merged with William Mitchell Law School.)

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