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How to Write Law Essays & Exams

Sixth Edition

S I Strong

March 2022

ISBN: 9780192848659

304 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £22.99

The perfect companion to the study of law for students of all levels, giving practical, tried-and-tested advice on answering questions and passing exams

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Description

How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides a practical and proven method of analysing, structuring and answering essays and exam questions. Designed for students of all levels, this book is packed full of worked examples, tips, and nurtures the vital writing and analytical skills needed to help students succeed in their studies.

  • Gives students a practical and proven method of analysing and approaching questions in law, while also imparting valuable writing skills
  • Analyses real-life student essays and offers detailed commentary highlighting the key strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Includes helpful 'tip' boxes that help to reinforce students' learning and understanding of the process of writing law essays and exams
  • Applicable to most substantive law courses, so the text can be used by students throughout their legal studies
  • Accompanied by online resources: a case breakdown to help students with reading cases, frequently asked questions, and some tips on citation styles and conventions
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Updated sample essay that runs throughout the text as an example of how to use the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion) writing framework
  • Addition of Bloom's Taxonomy to assist in understanding instructor expectations

About the Author(s)

S I Strong, Associate Professor of Law, University of Sydney

Professor S I Strong has over twenty years' experience in the legal field, teaching law at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and practising as a solicitor in London and an attorney in New York and Chicago. Professor Strong is Associate Professor of Law at University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

    1:An introduction to writing law essays and exams
    2:Building the necessary foundation: reading, understanding and summarising legal materials
    3:Step one in the IRAC method: the issue
    4:Step two in the IRAC method: the rule
    5:Step three in the IRAC method: the application
    6:Step four in the IRAC method: the conclusion
    7:Adapting IRAC to 'discuss' (standard essay) questions
    8:General tips on legal writing
    9:Adapting IRAC for professional practice
    10:Worked questions

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The sixth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
-The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools and navigation features: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks.
-The book is accompanied by online resources: a case breakdown to help students with reading cases, frequently asked questions, and some tips on citation styles and conventions.

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