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.