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    hey guys,

    I am first year law student and there's something that's been bugging me for quite sometime. In terms to mentioning cases in exam essays, is it best to mention exactly what happened in the case or is it best to just mention what was held in the case and then apply what was held to the exam scenario?

    Thanks!
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    anyone?
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    Both. You need to show Critical Thinking.
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    (Original post by Mimir)
    Both. You need to show Critical Thinking.

    But how do you manage to do that with all the cases with the time limit? Isn't it best to just apply what was held in a similar case and try and relate to the given scenario?
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    (Original post by rurounikenji)
    But how do you manage to do that with all the cases with the time limit? Isn't it best to just apply what was held in a similar case and try and relate to the given scenario?
    Usually the most important thing is the outcome as it is the basis of your legal authority for applying it to another case, but you still need to briefly compare the facts between the cases to show that the ruling would apply.
 
 
 
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