I found this post on figuring your teacher out by Gregory Wells Bowman, an assistant law professor at Mississippi College of Law.
Overall great advice. I particularly liked how he pointed out that figuring your teachers out not only helps do well come exam time, but it’s also training for your career outside of law school.
But more importantly, as lawyers-in-training you are entering a service profession in which your success–and hence your livelihood–will be based in part on your ability to figure out what your clients and supervising attorneys want. And while some of those people will be really easy or pleasant to work for, many others will be confusing, or difficult, or challenging in some way. But you still have to work for them, don’t you?
Great stuff. For that Professor Bowman, you’re going on my link list.