NCA Advisory Archive - 2011

Guide available on answering fact based law exam questions

There are several types of law exam questions, including short answer, essay questions, or fact based questions. Short answer questions typically require a few sentences by way of responses and assess recall of information. Essay questions test a candidate’s familiarity with and an ability to discuss critically various issues of legal policy. Fact based questions test a candidate’s ability to identify legal issues in a statement of facts, to present a reasoned analysis of the issues and to arrive at a well-supported solution. The Federation of Law Societies has prepared a guide on dealing with fact-based law examination questions.