I’ve just become aware of a useful set of audio podcasts created by the academic support program at Suffolk University Law School. These podcasts are free for anyone to use, and can be found on iTunes U at https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/law-school-academic-support/id388453052. Each podcast is about five to 10 minutes long.
Prof. Herb Ramy, who directs the academic support program at Suffolk Law, just posted a podcast on how to predict exam questions. With midterms and finals coming down the pike, this is a topic that students will find of interest. On the legal writing professors’ listserv, Prof. Ramy recently explained the goal of this podcast: “The central point of the podcast is that students can learn a lot about the kinds of fact patterns that will appear on their exams by looking for the ‘tension points’ in the law when they review material. By ‘tension points’ I mean factual circumstances where it is difficult to determine whether the rule will or won’t apply, and cases and hypos from class should be used to find those tension points.”
Other podcasts in the series cover topics including: How Reading Strategies Affect Law School Grades; Creating a Course Outline; The Days Before Final Exams; Exam Writing; Exam Tips; Study Aids and Study Skills; and Stress and What To Do About It.