Law school isn’t supposed to be about memorization. Unfortunately, most law students encounter at least one closed-book exam that requires memorizing various elements (e.g. criminal law), standards of review (e.g. constitutional law), rules (e.g. property), or other information. Sometimes a student merely wants to memorize a checklist of key issues to spot.
If you are facing a closed-book exam like this, have no fear. The solution is using common memorization tricks that can help you store massive amounts of information, at least, for a few days.
These aren’t late-night television infomercial tricks. And you don’t have to pay for them. These are mnemonic methods frequently taught in bar exam preparation courses.
Just spend 2-3 minutes reviewing the techniques, and select the best one for your law school exam: Mnemonic Techniques and Specific Memory Tricks to Improve Memorization.