A problem that many law students face is failing to adapt to the academic environment of law school.
It takes time to reverse old habits and realise that an introduction is no longer necessary.
For written essays and assignments you will have time to plan this out properly.
In exams, it will come down to practice, so make sure you run through as many practice exams as you can to find out the best structure for any particular question (exam topics are frequently repeated so you can figure out what will be on your exam early).
You might get a few of these in an exam, but unfortunately, they are not in abundance!
Most questions will have overlapping issues and this is where structure becomes really important.
Save the extra words for those 7,500 and 10,000 word essays!
Being concise is particularly important in exams when you have time limits to separate students into into credit, distinction and high distinction categories.
It’s from one of my personal exam scripts and is a little more detailed than the criminal law example below.
Note: The words in [square brackets] or in You will now want to determine whether D can be charged with a lesser office based on a different mens rea.