How To Write Law Essays & Exams

Sixth Edition

S I Strong

How To Write Law Essays & Exams

Sixth Edition

S I Strong






9 Jun 2022




$54.95 AUD

$61.99 NZD

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How to Write Law Essays and Exams provides law students with a practical and proven method of analysing and answering essay and exam questions. The book focuses on those questions that give students the most trouble, namely problem questions, but its techniques are equally applicable to other types of essays.

In addition to providing a framework for analysing and writing law essays, the book teaches students how to identify relevant legal authorities, distinguish and harmonise conflicting legal precedents and evaluate the applicability of the law to the facts of the question at hand. The book also contains specific law-related revision techniques and general writing tips.

Designed for law students of all levels, including those on A-level, university, conversion, and vocational courses, the text helps students understand their substantive courses while at the same time teaching vital writing and analytical skills.

Digital formats and resources
The sixth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
-The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools and navigation features: .
-The book is accompanied by online resources: a case breakdown to help students with reading cases, frequently asked questions, and some tips on citation styles and conventions.


1: An introduction to writing law essays and exams
2: Building the necessary foundation: reading, understanding and summarising legal materials
3: Step one in the IRAC method: the issue
4: Step two in the IRAC method: the rule
5: Step three in the IRAC method: the application
6: Step four in the IRAC method: the conclusion
7: Adapting IRAC to 'discuss' (standard essay) questions
8: General tips on legal writing
9: Adapting IRAC for professional practice
10: Worked questions


Stacie I Strong , Associate Professor of Law, University of Sydney

Professor S I Strong is Professor of Law at Emory University in the United States. She specializes in private international law, international commercial dispute resolution and comparative law. Professor Strong's scholarly work has won numerous awards and has been cited as authority to and by various national courts and international tribunals.