Tag: legal problem solving

What’s the big deal with IRAC?

Posted on 08/31/14 by Marie No Comments

I don’t think I really got IRAC until I started teaching law. Prior to this time, IRAC was just a magical model that got mentioned in class when we’d answer the tutorial questions. I knew what the acronym stood for (because I am so smart! S-M-R-T!), but I don’t think I understood why I needed […]

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A Question of Balance…

Posted on 10/21/13 by Marie No Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….but mainly it was just repetitive and a hectic scramble to meet deadlines! In the last month I have marked a grand total of 221 law papers. Or, to put it in language that makes me look even more productive: I have read, marked […]

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De Mystifying Legal Problem Solving

Posted on 05/29/13 by Marie 2 Comments

Legal problem solving is an art, and definitely a skill that develops throughout your law studies. However, no matter how good the problem solving guides in your course materials are, students generally make the same types of mistakes when it comes to answering hypotheticals. As a marker myself, I am often frustrated by students who […]

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