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How to Write Law Essays & Exams 6th ed isbn 9780192848659

How to Write Law Essays & Exams 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780198811152
New Edition ISBN: 9780192848659
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199684557
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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.

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The book is accompanied by online resources, including: a case breakdown to help students with reading cases, frequently asked questions, and some tips on citation styles and conventions.

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 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' questions
8: General tips on legal writing
9: Adapting IRAC for professional practice
10: Worked questions