IRAC, sometimes referred to as ILAC, is a really useful tool designed to help you answer questions such as this in a defined, logical structure and ensure that you won’t miss anything from your answer. There are loads of variations on this but essentially, it stands for: I ssue, R ule, A pplication, C onclusion.
Because the essential tool that you need prior to answering exam questions is knowledge of the law! This is the key tool, or your secret weapon, that will help you work your way through exam questions. After all, exam questions will ask you to apply the law to a fact pattern. You cannot apply the law if you do not even know what the law is!
General citation of authorities One of the most important requirements for answering questions on the law is that you must be able to back the points you make with authority, usually either a case or a statue. It is not good enough to state that the law is such and such, without stating the case or statute which says that that is the law.Lengthy criticisms of the law are inappropriate in problem questions unless the analysis of policy helps to determine the limits of the current rules. However, they are often specifically called for in essay style questions and you should never ignore reform proposals. ( Back to top) How to be successful.Chapter 16: Answering Tort Questions There are 5 basic types of tort essay questions; issues can be skipped if the question does not call for their discussion. 1. INTENTIONAL TORTS AND NEGLIGENCE - Intentional torts are deliberate ACTS causing CONFINEMENT, FEAR, OFFENSE or other harm and negligence is a NEGLIGENT act causing harm.
This prezi guides you through some of the considerations relevant to answering problem questions in law. It is not designed to be exhaustive. Note that specific tutors may have specific things they want to see over and above or different to this prezi.Read More
This resource is based on a document produced by Dr. Isabella Alexander, gratefully acknowledging the debt to A.T.H. Smith, Glanville Williams: Learning the Law (12th edition) and the assistance and contributions of Dr M Dyson, Dr J Scherpe and Ms Jo Miles.Read More
The Cambridge Law Test is an essay based exam, hence there will be a list of Cambridge law test essay questions to choose from. It is designed to examine your ability to cope with the intellectual and academic rigour of the Cambridge law course. A student studying law at Cambridge would be expected to exhibit a number of qualities; including, analytical skills, an ability to construct a.Read More
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Many law school exam questions have several pages. Skim the question first, then read the question carefully. Make notes in the margins and underline important facts. By taking the time to read the question before outlining or writing an answer, you have a better chance of writing a comprehensive answer.Read More
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In other words, when answering this type of essay question, keep the general structure the same and change the the appropriate information in the right places. Remember also to analyse your evidence as you weave your argument.Read More
Question and answer. Question. Andy booked his car into Brian’s garage for a service. When he collected the car Brian told Andy that the work was complete, but, in fact, Brian had forgotten to fully tighten the handbrake cable. Andy lived on a hill and when he got home he applied the handbrake and got out. The handbrake failed to hold the car.Read More
USING THE I-R-A-C STRUCTURE IN WRITING EXAM ANSWERS The IRAC method is a framework for organizing your answer to a business law essay question. The basic structure is: I ssue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion. Using this simple framework for structuring your answer will ensure that you have written a complete answer. Issue Begin your answer by stating the issue presented by the essay question.Read More