Is it helpful to think of exams kind of like memos

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gaucholaw
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Is it helpful to think of exams kind of like memos

Postby gaucholaw » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:04 pm

Just did my first practice midterm, and the fact pattern seemed like one straight out of lrw. Should I write it like a memo, (not with a question presented and short answer obviously) but in terms of IRAC?

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Re: Is it helpful to think of exams kind of like memos

Postby LeDique » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:05 pm

Yes. But don't spend time worrying about organization.

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Re: Is it helpful to think of exams kind of like memos

Postby ph14 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:43 am

LeDique wrote:Yes. But don't spend time worrying about organization.


Yup. IRAC is a good way to go about it.

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Re: Is it helpful to think of exams kind of like memos

Postby thesealocust » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:21 am

Kind of but not really. A good law school exam will have way, way more analysis and the re-stating of law and facts which is critical to LRW/memo style legal writing won't get you any points on the exam.

You're still applying law to facts an analyzing issues, but it's not at all the same exercise.




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