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Constitutional Law Exam Help

Postby middleawkward123 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:00 pm

Hello,

So I've taken one practice multiple choice question provided by my professor. It dealt with the president's removal power. I thought I knew the case laws on-point but when I encountered the hypos, I was really flustered and wasn't sure what the right answer choice was. There seemed to be no one correct answer...For instance, the POTUS has summary removal power if the branch is under the executive. But what if I am not sure that this branch is wholly executive based on the hypos? My concern is that these hypos have one or two details that the case laws did not cover (although that might be the whole point).

What is the best way to outline a con-law? How did you study for your con-law exams?

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Re: Constitutional Law Exam Help

Postby Calbears123 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:13 pm

Removal power is all over the place. Pick up Chemerinsky, he sums up removal power as concise as it could possibly be in the last paragraph on that subject. I had a removal power issue on my con law exam and got an A basically dumping Chermerinsky.

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Re: Constitutional Law Exam Help

Postby Shema » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:21 am

middleawkward123 wrote:Hello,

So I've taken one practice multiple choice question provided by my professor. It dealt with the president's removal power. I thought I knew the case laws on-point but when I encountered the hypos, I was really flustered and wasn't sure what the right answer choice was. There seemed to be no one correct answer...For instance, the POTUS has summary removal power if the branch is under the executive. But what if I am not sure that this branch is wholly executive based on the hypos? My concern is that these hypos have one or two details that the case laws did not cover (although that might be the whole point).

What is the best way to outline a con-law? How did you study for your con-law exams?


I think it's a good idea to focus on an exam approach with Con Law that focuses on how to approach the area of law step by step. For me the most important aspects of preparing for the con law exam was organizing my outline based on the arguments and counterarguments while weaving in seminal cases and policy. Here is a link to an example of what I mean.I call these exam templates because they help show how to organize the essay which for a lot of people is the toughest part about Con Law and its many moving pieces.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4tpc ... U1Vb0hMdVU



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