Student's Guide to Legal Writing and Law Exams

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Students' Guide to Legal Writing and Law Exams is an essential, practical and compact guide to the research, preparation and presentation of written work for law courses and the effective preparation and sitting of law exams. It provides all you need to know about the presentation and preparation of law papers: library strategies for quality research; how to prepare written work; and matters of style, referencing and citation the preparation and content of notes; exam practice; the types of exam you might expect; what examiners are looking for; and exam technique.
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ISBN-13: 9781862874404
ISBN-10: 1862874409
Pagini: 96
Dimensiuni: 160 x 205 x 6 mm
Greutate: 0.13 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Federation Press


Contents Part 1: Preparing Written Work Decide the Purpose and Scope of the Writing Task Prepare a Preliminary Plan Gather Research Material Prepare a First Draft Revise the Draft Check the Final Version Retention of Written Assignments Submission Research Skills Checklist Part 2 : Matters of Style Quotations Numbers, Quantities, Dates and Currency Enumeration Italics Abbreviations and Contractions Capitalisation Spelling and Punctuation Use of Brackets English Usage Use of Official Titles Cases Legislation Avoiding Sexist Language Part 3: Notes and References Purpose Books Classical Works Articles in Periodicals Cases Legislation Newspapers or Weekly Journals News Releases Official Publications Unpublished Material Unwritten Sources: Interviews, Speeches, etc Second-hand Citations Citation of Electronic Material Later References Cross-references Quotations in Footnotes and Endnotes Indicating the Weight and Significance of Citations Abbreviations and Contractions in Notes Position and Spacing of Notes Numbering of Notes Part 4: Approaching Law Exams Pre-exam Preparation Types of Exam What the Examiners are Looking For On the Way to the Exam In the Examination Room How to Approach Law Exams? Part 5 : Selected Bibliography Guides to Writing Essays and Assignments Style Guides Research Guides Citation Guides Exam Guides


The book is well laid out with the key points ‘boxed’. In the 79 pages of text, readers will find answers to those perennial problems encountered by students in preparing preliminary plans for legal writing, gathering research material and preparing and revising drafts. … Where teaching materials are accessible and student exercises are submitted and corrected over the Internet, a legal writing text is required for this 21st century method of instruction. This excellent publication meets the challenges of this new technology. … This forward-looking primer is an invaluable aid to all law students who want a practical text … Law Institute Journal (Victoria), December 2003 What a terrific little book! Full of information all of it well presented. … The second edition is an enlarged revision of the original with a new section on law exams and other items such as a checklist of basic research skills. Part 4 on law exams is short - only 12 pages - but essential reading for any student. If you have one in your house give them a copy of the book. It will help make their lives (and yours) a lot less stressful! Not that this book is only for students. A quote used on the back cover by the publishers is from the review of the first edition in a 1998 Law Society of Tasmania Law Letter. It says, 'sound advice for both lawyers and students'. The second edition has continued to offer the same. Tasmanian Law Society Newsletter, June 2003