Law students often hear about the importance of "doing hypos" but don't know why they are important, where to find them, how to do them, and so on. This lesson will cover the what, why, when, where, and how of hypos so law students can conquer the material they are learning and be prepared for exams.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Define the term "hypothetical" in the law school context.
2. List several reliable sources of hypotheticals.
3. Explain how to use hypotheticals to prepare for an exam.
4. Discuss why using hypotheticals is important for success in law school.
Courtney Abbott Hill
Courtney Abbott Hill is the Associate Director of Student Affairs, Academic and Bar Support Programs, at Syracuse University College of Law. Ms. Abbott Hill is responsible for helping law students reach their full academic potential, with an emphasis on the skills needed to be successful on the bar exam. She develops and implements programming focused on academic success for students throughout their career at the College of Law. Ms. Abbott Hill received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Nazareth College of Rochester and earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the College of Law in 2009. After graduation, she served as a Court Attorney with the New York State Appellate Division, Fourth Department, before transitioning to a career focused on law student success as a Regional Director with a national bar review provider.Associate Director of Student Affairs, Academic and Bar Support ProgramsSyracuse University College of Law