Preparing for the Correlation Exam

The first installment of this series was a transcription of the following questions for the correlation exam given in Harvard Law School in May 1939. These were to be submitted by both candidates who had passed out of Harvard Law School and to those who had failed.

Question 1 – “In what ways have you distinguished yourself in your previous studies at law school?” This question is asked after a candidate has been admitted into Harvard Law School. This question is asked to all applicants and to those whose grades have fallen below a certain level.

Answer – “Well, I think I have become more studious.” The answer should include the kind of course in which a candidate was enrolled and the subjects that were discussed. However, there are other factors to be taken into consideration. It is important to choose a course in which the topics are relevant.

Question 2 – “What were you doing in your last year at school?” This question is directed to those who have graduated from law school. Candidates may have different reasons for choosing this question. Some may want to emphasize their ability to work as a team or to demonstrate their aptitude for leadership. On the other hand, they may choose this question to show that they possess the necessary skills to carry on with their careers.

Answer – “I did my own research, I think I was able to understand and to solve a lot of issues with regards to the law. I also learned how to conduct a test.” The candidate can choose to answer this question by citing specific examples. He should also take note of his success in completing the examination. If the candidate does not succeed, he should give some explanation for his failure.

Question 3 – “What kind of law did you study?” This question is aimed at students who have just been admitted into Harvard Law School. This question includes a wide range of questions. If a candidate fails to choose the right question, he will only be able to show his aptitude for working on one particular topic.

Answer – “I am not a lawyer but I studied the cases from a civil perspective.” A candidate may also choose to give his answers for this question by using the terms “lawyer,” “civil justice”law” in the same sentence.

There are many more questions to be included in this examination. However, the above mentioned questions are the most frequently asked ones.

The exam can last up to three hours and should be taken once during the entire course of study. The candidate should not skip any session because the exam can take a long time to finish.

Before taking the exam, a candidate needs to prepare in advance. He should make sure that he has read the syllabus thoroughly and can remember all the points discussed in the textbook. The candidate should also prepare his answers in writing. A good student should know the types of questions that will be asked.

The questions can also be prepared for later. The candidate can use the questions given in the sample exam to help him answer the questions. Once the examination is finished, a candidate should prepare his resume, which will be used to apply for a job after the exams are over. To get a higher score on the exam, the candidate can present his prepared answers for the final examination.

Study habits should also be changed. Candidates need to remember that they must be organized when studying for the exam.

This examination requires a lot of concentration, so the candidates need to remain focused and motivated throughout the whole study process. If candidates follow all the tips given above, they will surely get an excellent result on the exam.