I recently read an interesting article in the Guardian which I think law students will be able to sympathise with.
It is all about the exams which law students have to sit and questions whether they are truly necessary for a successful career as a solicitor. For example, we all know that exam success can be down to whether you have a good memory or not - think of the masses of rules and cases we have to remember for each exam. Do practicing lawyers have all of this swimming around in their head? I think not.
One academic puts forward the view that it might be better to give students a list of case names to take into an exam which they can add to if they wish. This would mean they can spend revision time more productively and spend more time examining the law and how to apply it in different situations.
I recommend students read the article and you never know, maybe one day we will no longer have the same type of exams - yippee!