How to Write Law Essays and Exams

Paperback | September 28, 2014

byS. I. Strong

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How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analysing 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 othertypes of essays.In addition to providing a framework for analysing and writing law essays, the book teaches students how to identify relevant legal authorities, distinguish and harmonise conflicting legal precedents and evaluate the applicability of the law to the facts of the question at hand. The book alsocontains 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.

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How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analysing 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 othertypes of essays.In addition to providing a f...

S. I. Strong is a Solicitor with the Supreme Court of England and Wales and Attorney in New York and Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199684553

ISBN - 13:9780199684557

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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to writing law essays and exams2. Building the necessary foundation: reading, understanding and summarising legal materials3. Step one in the CLEO method: the claim4. Step two in the CLEO method: the law5. Step three in the CLEO method: the evaluation6. Step four in the CLEO method: the outcome7. Adapting CLEO to 'discuss' questions8. General tips on legal writing9. Adapting CLEO for professional practice10. Worked questions

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"Strong built this book with a very accurate structure. CLEO is a method which captures the essential elements of rendering legal analysis, it is logical and comprehensive. Going through this method step by step helps students understand the intricacies of writing a good exam." --Catalina Goanta, PhD candidate and teaching assistant, Maastricht University