Suddenly I’m remembering what the Irish Law Guide said about Professor Kaveny’s famous pre-exam “pep talks.” Excerpt:
“Your intelligence isn’t on the line. Your ability as a lawyer isn’t on the line. None of that is on the line. It’s just an exam. It has a lot of consequences, yes. … Yes, there are consequences, but none of those consequences are irremediable. … So keep it in some kind of perspective.”
She also said we shouldn’t focus too much on “garnishing” our exam answers with little tiny details. “You’re better off just doing the meat and potatoes. It’s an Irish law school.” Heh.