Successfully navigating the particular requirements of law school and legal study can be challenging, even for the most capable of students. Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques de-mystifies the process of studying law and provides the foundations for law school success.
The first part of the book provides basic rules and helpful hints on study techniques. The second part shows how to apply these guidelines by presenting a range of sample exam questions and answers contributed by experienced law lecturers from leading Australian universities. This section includes commentary from examiners about what separates an above average answer from an average answer.
Guides to success in moot court and on how to approach multiple choice and essay assessments are also included.
The tenth edition of this successful book has been revised and the sample questions updated to reflect recent developments in case law and legislation.
- Reader-friendly guidance on how to study law effectively
- Sample exam questions and answers in a range of core subject areas
- Explains what lecturers look for in exam answers
- Designed for law students and others studying law subjects
Creyke, Hamer, O’Mara, Smyth & Taylor, Laying Down the Law, 10th ed, 2018
Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 2nd ed, 2017
Yin & Desierto, Legal Problem Solving & the Syllogism, 2017
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 An Introduction to Law Studies and Law Exams: Understanding the Dialectic of Law
Chapter 3 Reading and Summarising Cases
Chapter 4 Some Studying Hints
Chapter 5 Some Basic Rules
Chapter 6 Multiple-choice and Essay Questions
Chapter 7 Sample Tort Exam Essay Question (Ian Malkin and Paula O’Brien)
Chapter 8 Moot Court: (Julie Cassidy)
Chapter 9 Sample Examination Questions and Answers
Legal Methods and Reasoning: Foundations of Law (Ross Hyams)
Contract Law (Elisabeth Peden)
Property Law (Natalie Skead and Penny Carruthers)
Tort Law (Ian Malkin and Paula O’Brien)
Criminal Law (Meredith Blake and Stella Tarrant)
Constitutional Law (Melissa Castan and Luke Beck)
Administrative Law (Daniel Stewart)
Trusts Law (Susan Barkehall Thomas)
Company Law (Rebecca Faugno)
Income Tax Law (Jared Clements)