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Criminal Law Exam Strategy Question

Postby always206 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:36 am


Do you rec. the following?

Statute: elements 1) 2) 3)

Actus Rea: Define for first issue, then ("supra") elements for other issues? That way you're not redefining again?

Mens Rea: Same as above.

Walk through elements: 1) 2) 3)



Thanks for your advice!

FWIW: My prof. is very heavy on statutes. We go over select cases to help define a term w/in a statute. He said we shouldn't have to name a case on the exam.

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Re: Criminal Law Exam Strategy Question

Postby lifestooquick » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:16 pm

My professor gives us the layout he wants and basically requires we use his organization. We use:

Heading for which issue you are addresing (i.e. Alice v. Bob: Criminal Homicide)

I. Voluntary Act
II. Social Harm
III. Mens Rea
IV. Actual Cause
V. Proximate Cause

Repeat for each issue.

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Re: Criminal Law Exam Strategy Question

Postby kalvano » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:37 pm

A checklist for each crime would be very helpful.

Just so you don't miss something like felony murder.

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Re: Criminal Law Exam Strategy Question

Postby 5ky » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:12 am

MPC vs. common law

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