Tips for Answering Problem Questions in Law Exams

Law exams can be a daunting task for students, especially when it comes to answering problem questions. These questions require a deep understanding of the law, as well as the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios. However, with the right approach and preparation, you can effectively tackle these problem questions and succeed in law exams.

Read the question thoroughly. Make sure you understand what is being asked of you. Read the scenario, identify the issues and determine the specific legal question being asked.

Outline the answer. Start by jotting down the key elements of the scenario, the relevant laws and cases, and your arguments. Organise your thoughts and make sure you are addressing all aspects of the question.

Apply the law to the facts. This is where you get to show your understanding of the law and how it applies to the given scenario. Make sure to use relevant case law and statutes to support your arguments.

Analyse the issue. Think critically and analytically about the problem at hand. This is where you get to demonstrate your understanding of the legal system and how it works.

Write a clear and concise answer. Make sure your answer is easy to follow and understand. Use clear and concise language, and avoid using legal jargon unless it is necessary.

Cite your sources. Make sure to properly cite any case law or statutes you use in your answer. This demonstrates that you have done your research and helps to support your arguments.

Conclusion. Sum up your answer in a brief conclusion, reiterating your arguments and making sure your answer is complete.

In short, answering problem questions in law exams requires a structured approach and a deep understanding of the law. By following these tips, you can approach your law exams with confidence and achieve success. Remember, the key to success is to be well-prepared, think critically, and demonstrate your understanding of the law. Good luck!
Back to blog
UOL Case Bank

UOL Case Bank

Upon joining, you become a valuable UOL student and gain instant access to over 2,100 case summaries. UOL Case Bank is constantly expanding. Speed up your revision with us now.

Subscribe Now

Where are our students from?

Yale University
Council of Europe
Baker Mckenzie 
University of Chicago
Columbia University
New York University
University of Michigan 
INSEAD
University College London (UCL)
London School of Economics (LSE)
King’s College London (KCL)
University of London
University of Manchester
University of Zurich
University of York
Brandeis University
University of Exeter
University of Sheffield
Boston University
University of Washington
University of Leeds
University of Law
Royal Holloway, University of London 
Birkbeck, University of London
SOAS, University of London
University of Kent
University of Hull
Queen’s University Belfast
Toronto Metropolitan University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
University of Buckingham

  • Criminal Practice

    Diagrams and Charts

    Our carefully designed diagrams and charts will guide you through complex legal issues.

  • Criminal Law

    Clear and Succinct Definitions

    Key concepts are concisely defined to help you understand legal topics quickly.

  • Property Law

    Statutory Provisions

    Statutory provisions are provided side by side with legal concepts to help you swiftly locate the relevant legislation.

  • Public Law

    Case Summaries

    We have summarised important cases for you so that you don't need to read long and boring cases.

  • Evidence

    Rules and Exceptions

    Rules and exceptions are clearly listed so that you know when a rule applies and when it doesn't.

  • Company Law

    Terminology

    Legal terms and key concepts are explained at the beginning of each chapter to help you learn efficiently.

  • Case Law

    Case law is provided side by side with legal concepts so that you know how legal principles and precedents were established.

  • Law Exam Guide

    Law Essay Guide

    You will learn essential law exam skills and essay writing techniques that are not taught in class.

  • Law Exam Guide

    Problem Question Guide

    We will show you how to answer problem questions step by step to achieve first-class results.

  • Conflict of Laws

    Structured Explanations

    Complex legal concepts are broken down into concise and digestible bullet point explanations.

  • Legal System and Method

    Legal Research

    You will learn legal research techniques with our study guide and become a proficient legal researcher.

  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

    Exam-focused

    All essential concepts, principles, and case law are included so that you can answer exam questions quickly.