How to Write Law Essays Exams

  • Filename: how-to-write-law-essays-exams.
  • ISBN: 9780199684557
  • Release Date: 2014-08-28
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: S. I. Strong
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analyzing and answering essay and exam questions. The book focuses on those questions that give students the most trouble, namely problem questions, but its techniques are equally applicable to other types of essays. In addition to providing a framework for analyzing and writing law essays, the book teaches students how to identify relevant legal authorities, distinguish and harmonize conflicting legal precedents and evaluate the applicability of the law to the facts of the question at hand. The book also contains specific law-related revision techniques and general writing tips. Designed for law students of all levels, including those on A-level, university, conversion, and vocational courses, the text helps students understand their substantive courses while at the same time teaching vital writing and analytical skills.

How to Write Law Essays Exams

  • Filename: how-to-write-law-essays-exams.
  • ISBN: 9780199533572
  • Release Date: 2010-03-11
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: S I Strong
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book provides law students with a practical and proven method of analysing and answering essays and exam questions. Designed for students of all levels, including A-level, university, conversion, and vocational courses, the text teaches vital writing and analytical skills to help students in their substantive law studies.

How To Write Better Law Essays

  • Filename: how-to-write-better-law-essays.
  • ISBN: 9781292090436
  • Release Date: 2016-02-23
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Steve Foster
  • Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

How to Write Better Law Essays is your indispensable guide to succeeding in written law assessments, helping you to research, write and present assignments with the precision and clarity required to achieve the best grades at degree level.

A Practical Guide to Writing Law School Essay Exams

  • Filename: a-practical-guide-to-writing-law-school-essay-exams.
  • ISBN: 0837731275
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 74
  • Author: John C. Dernbach
  • Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Students who do well in law school tend to write their examsin a particular way. The purpose of this book is tointroduce students to this method. Chapters teach the lawstudent the purpose of an essay exam, the process of gettingstarted, the basic steps in writing the essay, principlesfor explaining your answer, as well as basic organizational,signposting, and writing rules. An appendix contains twoactual exam questions, including a "model" answer.

Writing Essay Exams to Succeed in Law School Not Just Survive 4e

  • Filename: writing-essay-exams-to-succeed-in-law-school-not-just-survive-4e.
  • ISBN: 1454841621
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 111
  • Author: Dernbach
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers

Ancillary purchase book appropriate for incoming and first - year law students, law students in academic support programs, pre - law students, and graduates studying for the bar exam. Features: The student answer to the Hayakawa problem in Chapter 4 is now annotated to show key features, such as explanations of rules, explanation of elements, application of sub-elements to facts, and conclusions An all-new Chapter 8 explains how exams are like the real practice of law

Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam

  • Filename: essay-exam-writing-for-the-california-bar-exam.
  • ISBN: 073550993X
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 926
  • Author: Mary Basick
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers

Based on the authors' proven-effective methodology, Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam contains everything you need to pass the essay portion of the California bar exam. Your roadmap to success, it combines instruction and practice in essay writing, fact analysis, and issue spotting, with a remarkably efficient review of substantive law. Along the way, you'll learn how to manage your time, develop a strategy for improving your testing performance, and ensure the consistent quality of your answers. Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam From beginning to end, it's all here! The elements of a passing essay: Format, Issues, Rules, Analysis, Conclusion * How to spot the issues and cite the rule correctly * How to use the facts to craft effective analysis * Making it easy for the exam grader to locate your analysis of the issues * Practice Essays and Answer Grids--based on analysis of previous California bar exams * Sample essay answers that provide a model of a passing answer * Self-assessment and strategy--how much time to spend on each issue in light of time constraints * Troubleshooting tips to improve exam performance An efficiently condensed, user-friendly review of substantive law * Focusing on the relationships among the rules * Prioritizing most-frequently-tested topics * Issues Tested Matrix--a detailed graph that analyzes the questions asked in each subject over the past 25 years, broken down by sub-topic frequency * Issues Checklist--a one-page list of the issues tested in each subject, organized to aid issue spotting * Memorization Attack Sheet--a bulleted list of the rules that apply to the Issues Checklist--a tool for memorization that also reinforces issue-spotting skills * Annotated Rule Outline--a more complete version of the rules, in grammatically correct language--annotated with fact triggers , where helpful, to assist with issue spotting

How to Write Law Exams

  • Filename: how-to-write-law-exams.
  • ISBN: 9781634602136
  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: S. I. Strong
  • Publisher: West Academic

Written for every law student who ever wondered how to get better grades in law school, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected provides students of all levels with a detailed, comprehensive, and practical guide to success on law school exams. What’s more, How to Write Law Exams applies equally to all subject matters, making this text an ideal supplement for every law school course. Focuses on law school and bar exams rather than the kind of assignments seen in legal writing class. As such, the book helps students improve their grades in all of their substantive courses, not just in their first year legal writing class. Provides readers with a proven and easy-to-implement means of maximizing points on a law school exam. Rather than repeating vague generalities about grammar and style or providing simple bullet-point lists as other writing guides do, this text breaks the well-known IRAC method of legal writing into comprehensible segments and gives students the tools needed to master their law exams. Provides readers with detailed student-written examples of the IRAC method in action. Annotated with line-by-line critiques, these sample essays show readers exactly what can go wrong in a law school exam and how to fix those problems before they appear on a graded paper. Combining in-depth analysis, easy-to-understand writing, and innovative design features, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected is the answer to every law student’s exam questions.

Constitutional Law

  • Filename: constitutional-law.
  • ISBN: 9780735586208
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author: Joel Wm Friedman
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

"Friedman's Practice Series" is keyed to exam preparation with real law school essay exams, model answers, multiple choice questions and academic analysis, and offers students insights into writing essay exams in core courses. Features: Real law school essay exams from top law schools Multiple-choice questions with model answers Professor analysis of multiple-choice questions Student insight into writing essay exams

Getting to Maybe

  • Filename: getting-to-maybe.
  • ISBN: 9781611632170
  • Release Date: 1999-05-01
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Richard Michael Fischl
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations. But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage. In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance. “This book should revolutionize the ordeal of studying for law school exams… Its clear, insightful, fun to read, and right on the money.” — Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School “Finally a study aid that takes legal theory seriously… Students who master these lessons will surely write better exams. More importantly, they will also learn to be better lawyers.” — Steven L. Winter, Brooklyn Law School “If you can't spot a 'fork in the law' or a 'fork in the facts' in an exam hypothetical, get this book. If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book. It's, quite simply, stone cold brilliant.” — Pierre Schlag, University of Colorado School of Law (Law Preview Book Review on The Princeton Review website) Attend a Getting to Maybe seminar! Click here for more information.

Legal Writing

  • Filename: legal-writing.
  • ISBN: 9781859419199
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 122
  • Author: Lisa Webley
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This book guides students through the legal writing process, from questions to final essays and problem answers. It examines how to dissect essay and problem questions and how to conduct and use legal research to answer set questions. Explaining how to reference others' work correctly, it demonstrates how to construct and communicate legal arguments. Students are shown examples of good practice and also common mistakes made in written work, to assist them in developing their skills.

First Steps in the Law

  • Filename: first-steps-in-the-law.
  • ISBN: 9780198735892
  • Release Date: 2015-05-21
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Geoffrey Rivlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

First Steps in the Law is an entertaining and insightful overview of the legal system. Geoffrey Rivlin, who boasts a wealth of experience as a former senior resident judge, barrister, and QC, leads the reader through the quirks of English law, offering fascinating details. Readers are regaled with lively descriptions of the workings of the legal system and vivid tales of the law in times gone by. Real life cases bring the book to life, enabling the reader to see the law in action, while descriptions of the participants in the legal system (including judges, lawyers, and police officers) root the book in the everyday reality of the legal profession. This is an essential read for anyone who is preparing for a law course or requires an understanding of the law in their working life.

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