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Law research and writing skills: Approaching law assignments

law assignments

Legal assignments, in general, have three major types -

  1. tasks based on cases (summary, commentary or both)
  2. advice on possible solutions to a legal problem, eg legal memos
  3. research essays

These three types have distinctive legal features, so it's important to know which of them you are tackling.

Note that assignments can be called many things: for example a 'memo' could involve solving disputes between parties, or giving policy advice to the attorney-general. 

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