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policy question on exam

policy question on exam
« on: April 24, 2010, 09:02:17 PM »
Hi everyone

My professors like to give policy questions on exams; and i'm just wondering what is the  best way to answer a policy question? One example would be some hypothetical legislation and you are supposed to comment onthis legislation using policy arguments. Is there a specific formual i should follow for these policy questions?

Thanks.

cooleylawstudent

Re: policy question on exam
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 09:04:39 PM »
can you remember his question? What was your responce to it?

Re: policy question on exam
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 12:55:43 PM »
Common sense, coherently and rationally. There's no "IRAC" alternative for a policy question, if that is what you're looking for. What the professor is looking for when asking a policy question is your ability to communicate and be persuasive for your point of view. Don't try to copy what you believe (or even know) that the professor thinks about the issue, it's just going to piss him off. He didn't spend a semester to make you a copycat.

cooleylawstudent

Re: policy question on exam
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 05:04:28 PM »
so then you'd recommend.....