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How to Write Law Essays & Exams 4th ed

ISBN13: 9780199684557
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199533572
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.99

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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 other types 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 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.

Drafting and Legal Writing, Legal Skills and Method
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 CLEO method: the claim
4. Step two in the CLEO method: the law
5. Step three in the CLEO method: the evaluation
6. Step four in the CLEO method: the outcome
7. Adapting CLEO to 'discuss' questions
8. General tips on legal writing
9. Adapting CLEO for professional practice
10. Worked questions