Mastering Law Studies and Law Exam Techniques, 11th edition
A practical and engaging guide to successful law study and assessment outcomes
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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 eleventh 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
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• Corbett-Jarvis & Grigg, Effective Legal Writing: A Practical Guide, 3rd ed, 2021
• Yin & Desierto, Legal Problem Solving & the Syllogism, 2017
Table of contents
- Ch 1 Introduction
- Ch 2 An Introduction to Law Studies and Law Exams: Understanding the Dialectic of Law
- Ch 3 Reading and Summarising Cases
- Ch 4 Some Studying Hints
- Ch 5 Some Basic Rules
- Ch 6 Short Answer and Multiple Choice Questions (Aidan Riccardo)
- Ch 7 Essay Questions (Aidan Riccardo)
- Ch 8 Moot Court (Julie Cassidy and Murray Wesson)
- Ch 9 Sample Examination Questions and Answers
- Foundations of Law (Sally Andersen and Ross Hyams)
- Contract Law (Gregory Tolhurst)
- Property Law (Natalie Skead and Penny Carruthers)
- Tort Law (Laura Griffin)
- Criminal Law (Meredith Blake and Stella Tarrant)
- Constitutional Law (Melissa Castan and Luke Beck)
- Administrative Law (Lorne Neudorf)
- Trusts Law (Susan Barkehall Thomas)
- Company Law (Rebecca Faugno)
- Income Tax Law (Celeste Black)