Throughout your law studies, you will need to complete a variety of different assignments. See below to explore four different forms of assignments.
A case note is a summary or a summary and critical analysis of a case.
A case note will usually include:
You usually have a strict word count for your case note, because of this limit the detail that you have for the background information and focus on the analysis.
Tip: Always read through your assignment instructions for specific information that will apply to your assessment task.
This resource uses a visual approach to take students through the process of essay writing for University. Although not law specific this resource will demonstrate formulating, refining and expressing academic essay writing:
One of the best ways to develop your writing skills is to read. Reading will expose you to different styles of writing and through reading you will form your own style. Think about the reports and cases that you read that frustrated you in finding out what the main ratio was. Compare that to this recent well written coroners report:
This is a list of CDU student papers that were submitted for the Honours Research Papers. These are excellent examples of legal writing.
Exams come in different formats, they can be:
Read advice from other law students on how to survive law school. These links come from the Survive Law Blog: