What type of questions do they set in Law

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Are you a Law student? Are you a parent to a Law student? Or you’re newly admitted to a University and you’d like to know what it is to be a Law student? Or even you could just be a friend and you’d like to know what your friend is passing through in school, then without futher Ado, let me quickly show you around.

You probably might be wondering what kind of questions do they set for them? In actual sense the question are kinda complicated and technical, but getting to read and read over again makes it become not-that-complex but complex. Before you opt in for Law you should know what you’re getting into, it’s not going to be easy, not at any point until graduation and Law school subsequently, the point is, you’ve signed up for reading sentence (asif one is sentence to death), that I suppose is the best way to put it.

Generally there are two types of questions that Law students answer aside practicals done in class, the first is Essay questions and the second being Problem questions, a perfect look-into should be made for this :

1. ESSAY QUESTIONS : this is the general essay question everyone be it any faculty attempt in the university, by faculty I mean, Art, Social Science, Sciences and so on. Essay questions in the university might not in way be like that of your high school or secondary school, it instead needs you to go a bit futher and still attract the normal style of it which is the INTRODUCTION, BODY AND CONCLUSION . The General Notion is just that you’d need more than the custom 5 paragraph, you do use in your Secondary or High school, an example of essay questions will be given below, so as problem questions too.

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2. PROBLEM QUESTIONS: This is another Style of questions being set in Law, this type of questions wants you to read a story, magazine, write-up or any good stuff and at the process of reading it, picking out issues which relate to a topic that has been taught by your Lecturer, Professor or anyone in Class. This type of questions needs you to use lot of Authorities, Proves, to back up what you are trying to express up in your write-up, they tends to be the simplest if you can apply IRAC (ISSUES, RULES, APPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION), This is that you first and foremost bring out your Issues in what you’ve read, then move to the Rules, these rules include your Sections, Act, Constitution, Cases and quote from renown authors. With this you’d do well with problem questions and without it, don’t even try to attempt a problem questions cos it reduces all your mark so fast based on you not talking on what is being needed in what you’ve written. One other thing about problem questions are that you’d be ask to advise the party, this then follow that after all you’ve said you have to advise such party.

Scroll down to see example, have a nice read through and keep coming back for more nice enlightenment like this





1. (a) Jurisdiction is the foundation of judicial power. Discuss with the aid of authorities. (ESSAY)

(b) Some judicial officers were recently appointed to the Bench. The details of the persons so appointed are as follows: (i) A legal practitioner with 10 years post-call experience appointed by the Attorney General of the Federation as Judge of the Court of Appeal. (PROBLEM)

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(ii) A practising lawyer of 12 years post-call experience appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court.

(ii) A lawyer of 8 years post-call experience appointed by the President of the Federation on the advice of the National Assembly as a judge of the Customary Court of Appeal of a State.

(iv) A distinguished scholar of Islamic law appointed by the President of the Federation as a kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of a State, Identify and discuss the legal issues involved in the above appointments and support same with authorities.


2. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is in possession of dossiers of evidence linking an incumbent Deputy Governor with illicit enrichment to tune of N10 billion. Consequently, the EFCC arrested the suspect and arraigned him before a 2 man Customary Court of Appeal. Upon the Court declining jurisdiction, the EFCC appealed to the Supreme Court. In its ruling, the 4-man panel of Supreme Court Justices examined the merit of the case against the accused person and convicted him accordingly. Identify and discuss the issues involved and advise the parties. (PROBLEM)


3. The coordinate status of the Federal High Court and State High Court grounds the conclusion that there is really no difference between both. Do you agree? (ESSAY)

(b) Jude, a unionist at Federal Mortgage Bank (FMB), has just had his appointment terminated by FMB management in violation of contractual terms, Similarly, FMB management has frozen his bank account on the suspicion that the money in the said account represents funds Jude received from some shady organizations to fuel John’s destabilizing activities against the bank. Subsequently, FMB invited the EFCC to investigate and possibly prosecute him. Jude wishes to sue FMB to ventilate his grievance whereas the EFCC intends to prosecute him for money laundering. Identify the issues and advise the parties. (PROBLEM)


4. Write Short notes on the following courts: (ESSAY)

(a) Sharia Court of Appeal;

(b) National Industrial Court; and

(c) Customary/Area Courts

5. Critique the Performance and Independence of Nigeria’s Judiciary in the Fourth Republic and offer possible solutions to remedy any anomaly. (ESSAY)

6. Examine the Original Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal under the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (ESSAY)


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