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Jul 26, 2023

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In this episode, we're discussing the ins and outs of law school exams. We share tips for writing a successful exam answer, and we go through a sample answer written following the IRAC structure.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What makes a law school exam answer a successful one?
  • Reading a tort law fact pattern
  • How to tie the facts to the law in your analysis
  • Writing an exam answer using the IRAC method
  • A breakdown of how to structure your time for an exam answer 

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Alison & Lee