How to Write Law Exams IRAC Perfected

in How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected (West Academic Publishing 2016)

University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-25

28 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2015

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S.I. Strong

The University of Sydney Law School

Brad Desnoyer

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This book, entitled How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected, provides students of all levels with a detailed, comprehensive, and practical guide to success on law school exams. The text is dedicated entirely to exam writing and applies equally to all subject matters, making this guide an ideal supplement for every law school course. The material contained in this book can also be used after graduation to help students prepare for the bar examination.

Written by two law school professors with special expertise in both writing and substantive coursework, How to Write Law Exams differs from other writing guides in several ways. First, this book focuses on law school and bar exams rather than the kind of assignments seen in legal writing class. Therefore, this book helps students improve their grades in all of their substantive courses, not just in their first year legal writing class.

Second, this book provides readers with a proven and easy-to-implement means of maximizing points on a law school exam. Rather than repeating vague generalities about grammar and style or providing simple bullet-point lists as other writing guides do, this text breaks the well-known IRAC method of legal writing into comprehensible segments and gives students the tools needed to master their law exams.

Finally, How to Write Law Exams provides readers with detailed student-written examples of the IRAC method in action. Annotated with line-by-line critiques, these sample essays show readers exactly what can go wrong in a law school exam and how to fix those problems before they appear on a graded paper.

This document provides a brief introduction to How to Write Law Exams by featuring the book’s table of contents as well as a sample chapter outlining the “I” step of the IRAC analysis. As this material shows, the book is suitable for use not only by individual students but also by law professors looking for a way to teach legal analysis in their substantive courses or in academic success classes.

Combining in-depth analysis, easy-to-understand writing, and innovative design features, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected is the answer to every law student’s exam questions.

Keywords: IRAC, writing, law school examination, bar examination, academic success, legal reasoning, legal analysis, study skills, common law method

Suggested Citation

Strong, S.I. and Desnoyer, Brad, How to Write Law Exams IRAC Perfected (2016). in How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected (West Academic Publishing 2016), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2685893

S.I. Strong (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

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The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people/academic-staff/stacie-strong.html

Brad Desnoyer

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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