True-False Questions

True-False Questions

Learn why you’ll hardly ever see true-false questions on your law exams—and what to do when you do see them.


I. The Conundrum of True-False Questions on Law Exams

Welcome to True-False Questions! Lawyers, instinctually and by training, tend to abhor absolutes. Law students are often the same way. To them, almost no proposition is precisely true or false, only more or less probable than a competing proposition. This reflects the fact that the law itself is intrinsically uncertain in its operation, meaning you can seldom state anything unequivocally.

What, then, is the poor law student to do with...