Blog Posts for 2016-12

Study Tips for Final Exams - Part I


Reposted from November 25, 2014. Part 2 of this series can be seen here.

It’s beginning to be that time again – finals. To assist you, the library is starting a two part series about the resources available to assist with final exams. Whether you’re a 1L, 2L, 3L or LL.M. there is always a new tip around the corner that can assist with ‘hacking’ the exam process.

Law School Links(the Nuts and Bolts):

The basic nuts and bolts information about exams is on the Law School’s exam page. It is where all schedules, details and information about Exam Software can be located.

screenshot of library archive list

Exam Study Tips

A simple Google search will provide troves of exam study tips provided by law school professors and experts. Advice runs the gamut of exam strategy, study aids, study strategies and leveraging student groups.

The library also has a number of books that can assist with exam taking and study.  A complete list is in the Library New Student Toolkit . Many of these books are quick reads and available on reserve.

A good method for preparing for law school exams is to practice answering questions from past exams. For that reason, we have an exam archive which goes all the way back into the mid-1960s. Not all professors place their exams in the Law School’s exam archive. Some will post them on their individual TWEN site.

Does Red Bull Give You Wings?


Image of a cartoon-style red bull's head with yellow horns.Not according to two class action lawsuits filed against the company and settled for $13 million in 2015.   The main basis of the suits was the claim that Red Bull misled consumers into paying higher prices for their products by touting the superiority of their beverage to say a regular cup of coffee, in spite of scientific evidence otherwise.  The company’s attorneys have chosen to characterize the payout as a gift to consumers and view the agreement as a nuisance settlement, although the company changed its marketing practices after the conclusion of the case.  So does Red Bull give you wings?  The jury is literally still out but do the research and come to your own conclusion using some of the links below.

Law 360 article for background info:

Sugary Drinks Taxation


Sugary drinks (including carbonated drinks or soda) taxes were on the ballot in several countries and cities this year. With the World Health Organization’s October 11, 2016 promotion of taxing sugary drinks as a way to curtail their consumption and health impacts, it is likely that more jurisdictions will join those who have instituted such taxes. However, there is not universal acceptance of the necessity or efficacy of such taxes.  It appears to be a good time to take a look at this global effort to improve health and the arguments for and against it.