Focusing on the processes involved in taking law exams, this book demonstrates how students can do justice to themselves by adopting the techniques employed by successful examinees. Suggestions are made as to the ways in which materials can be manipulated and legal arguments marshalled; and methods are identified by which both essay and, more especially, problem questions can be approached.
Legal Writing guides students comprehensively through this vital legal skill and addresses a range of assessment methods from exam questions to final essays and problem answers. It considers how to deconstruct essay and problem questions and how to conduct and apply legal research to answer set questions. Lisa Webley explains how to reference others' work clearly and correctly, making this book a useful tool for students concerned about issues of plagiarism. It also focuses on how to develop critical thinking and communicate legal arguments, with both good and bad examples of written work considered and discussed in the text. Legal Writing is particularly useful for undergraduate students, especially at the beginning of degree studies, and for GDL and CPE students too. This fully revised fourth edition includes: Guidance on the avoidance of plagiarism including examples of poor practice and best practice. Worked examples throughout the text, including guidance on deciphering essay questions in exams and coursework, along with additional examples from across the legal curriculum on the companion website. An improved companion website with increased guidance for revision to allow students to test their progress and further engage with the topics in the book. Clearly written and easy to use, Legal Writing enables students to fully engage with essay and exam writing as a vital foundation to their undergraduate degree.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
Strategies and Tactics for the First Year Law Student gives you a detailed, step-by-step program for surviving the first year of law school. Note-taking--Sharpening your note-taking skills will maximize your study time and improve your grades Your law professor's personality--Understanding it can be to your advantage Study traps--What are they and how to avoid them Memory aids--How classic memory systems work and when you should (and shouldn't) use them The pressures of law school--Effective techniques for handling the pressure from classmates, professors, and reading assignments Taking exams--Nine steps to writing exceptional exam answers The Internet--Useful search engines and websites
Are You Ready for Law School?? : Prepare for Law School, Final Exams, and the Bar Exam by Watching Movies!!
Author: Sonia J. Buck
MOVIE THERAPY FOR LAW STUDENTS is a fun legal study aid or law school preparatory text, which surveys about 35 legal movies, focusing on the substantive areas of laws and legal issues that the movies raise. Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related undergraduate degree candidate, paralegal student, or bar exam candidate. *Includes dozens of exam study tips *Includes useful Internet links and other valuable resources for law students. *Contains legal movie trivia and other interesting nuggets. *Geared toward law students, but entertaining and straightforward enough for any movie buff or law buff, or some combination of the two.
The best-selling legal skills textbook in the market, Legal Skills is the essential guide for law students, encompassing all the academic and practical skills in one manageable volume. It is an ideal text for students new to law, helping them make the transition from secondary education and giving them the skills they need to succeed from the beginning of their degree, through exams and assessments and into their future career. The first part covers 'Sources of Law' and includes information on finding and using legislation, ensuring an understanding of where the law comes from and how to use it. The second part covers 'Academic Legal Skills' and provides advice on general study and writing skills. This part also includes a section on referencing and avoiding plagiarism amongst a number of other chapters designed to help students through the different stages of the law degree. The third and final part is dedicated to 'Practical Legal Skills'; a section designed to help develop transferable skills in areas such as presentations and negotiations that will be highly valued by future employers. The text contains many useful features designed to support a truly practical and self-reflective approach to legal skills including self-test questions, diagrams and practical activities. Students are given the opportunity to take a 'hands on' approach to tackling a variety of legal skills from using cases to negotiation. Each skill is firmly set in its wider academic and professional context to encourage an integrated approach to the learning of legal skills. Legal Skills is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering a full range of resources including: - Video clips of good and bad 'real life' moots in action bring the subject to life - Guidance on practical exercises and questions from the book so students can test themselves on essay writing, problem solving, revision and exam skills and compare against example answers with commentary - Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to a university VLE
A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams
Author: Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Publisher: West Academic
Mastering the Law School Exam is designed to provide students with a knowledgeable, reasonable, and rational voice to navigate the intricacies of law school exams. This book is practical rather than theoretical where the emphasis is on providing the type of detailed examples necessary to show students precisely "how to do it" and "how to write it." By working with numerous illustrations in the context of substantive law, students learn to: Fill the gap between what the professor refers to as learning to "think like a lawyer" and the actual means for doing so. Create a successful path from note-taking -to outlining-to exam writing. Identify the basic skills that exams seek to test and the precise manner in which they are tested. Become familiar with the general types of law school exams through examples and detailed analyses of sample answers. Use the language of the law in the writing of issues, statements of the rule, and analysis of the facts
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.