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In preparation for my Tort Exam this month I am going through some past questions. However I have no idea as to how to structure paragraphs, what to include and how to answer the questions.

The question is:

‘The existing law of trespass to the land does not adequately protect landowners against unjustifiable interference from unwanted visitors.’ Discuss.

It seems so damn easy, and it is, but I have no clue how to introduce points, give evidence, and explain them. My uni never actually taught us how to write up answers in Law. Please help somebody.
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In preparation for my Tort Exam this month I am going through some past questions. However I have no idea as to how to structure paragraphs, what to include and how to answer the questions.

The question is:

‘The existing law of trespass to the land does not adequately protect landowners against unjustifiable interference from unwanted visitors.’ Discuss.

It seems so damn easy, and it is, but I have no clue how to introduce points, give evidence, and explain them. My uni never actually taught us how to write up answers in Law. Please help somebody.
structure is typically straightforward.

Just follow PEEL when answering the question. First talk about arguments that supports the question and then talk about evidence that contradicts the question. I.e things that protects landowners reasonably protects them.

E.g. supporting side:

Para 1: make a supporting point, provide evidence of this i.e the law or cases, explain the relevance/impact of the law/case. Then link it back to the question and then repeat it until you got nothing to say to support the question

Then move on and do the same for the contradiction side.

After, quickly summerize your arguments and then conbased on your arguments conclude overall by answering the question.

PEEL = point, evidence, explain, link
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structure is typically straightforward.

Just follow PEEL when answering the question. First talk about arguments that supports the question and then talk about evidence that contradicts the question. I.e things that protects landowners reasonably protects them.

E.g. supporting side:

Para 1: make a supporting point, provide evidence of this i.e the law or cases, explain the relevance/impact of the law/case. Then link it back to the question and then repeat it until you got nothing to say to support the question

Then move on and do the same for the contradiction side.

After, quickly summerize your arguments and then conbased on your arguments conclude overall by answering the question.

PEEL = point, evidence, explain, link
Thanks for the reply, it was helpful.

Throughout my A-levels etc I used the PEEL method, and it's commonly used in essay writing. I was wondering if you use this method for Law because I was just really confused in how to use it for Law. I heard you use a different method. I'm really not sure.

This is such a common area for Law (how to answer exam question), yet every site or forum I go to, it's always focusing on problem questions, something which I find pretty straight forward (Problem, Facts, relate facts to a case, does case principal apply to facts, final outcome - simple).
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Thanks for the reply, it was helpful.

Throughout my A-levels etc I used the PEEL method, and it's commonly used in essay writing. I was wondering if you use this method for Law because I was just really confused in how to use it for Law. I heard you use a different method. I'm really not sure.

This is such a common area for Law (how to answer exam question), yet every site or forum I go to, it's always focusing on problem questions, something which I find pretty straight forward (Problem, Facts, relate facts to a case, does case principal apply to facts, final outcome - simple).
No worries!

Yeah i guess people want to avoid answering essay questions in exams :P

Myself included, i prefer problem questions but i did tackled essay questions during 2 exams during my law degree. If I recall it was EU and con&ad.
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