chapter  10
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Sitting Law Exams

BySimon Chesterman, Clare Rhoden

In this chapter, the authors discuss how to approach such an exam, from reading time and planning through to presenting the reader answer in words. Exam paragraphs can be useful in a contested area of law, because they can help the reader to think about the issues. Whenever a teacher or a textbook highlights an area of law as uncertain, the readers should prepare ourself for a question on precisely that the area. No amount of reading, no amount of notetaking can compare to the experience of actually sitting down in exam conditions and seeing how well the reader can identify issues, plan an answer, and structure a discussion of the law as it relates to a given facts situation. In this chapter, the authors have provided basic advice to help the readers prepare for exams that include the hypothetical problems.