But I have to think we'll keep having flashpoints--issues where the Sixth Amendment question lurks in the background--until and unless the Article III courts have their say...Steve Vladeck is a professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law.
to answer law school exam questions, it is crucial that you have outlines (that you have made) and that you have familiarized yourself with your outlines well enough so that you feel like you know them. We also have tips on how to outline using diagrams, and places you can find outlines online if you want to review examples of outlines.
It will just say “Discuss the issues” or “Discuss.” Thus, it will be up to you to spot all of the issues.
Issue-spotting is important because if you don’t spot the issue, you will not be able to apply the relevant law and analyze it (and this is what you get the most points for! To become a good issue-spotter, practice answering exam questions and comparing them to model answers.
A 2004 graduate of Yale Law School, Steve clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit and Judge Rosemary Barkett on the Eleventh Circuit.
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