Law of Trusts
This part of the examination consists of one essay question. You must take at least four hours and no more than eight hours to complete it. Please write your name and the date at the top of your answer and submit it to the bar along with your answer to the Examination – Part A question.
This is an open book exam. You may use your casebook, statutory supplements, material acquired from research at a law library or through LexisNexis, any material provided to you by the examiner, notes that you or your study group prepared, and commercial outlines. All situations and events described in your answer must be assumed to take place or to have taken place in an English common law jurisdiction in the United States.
Your answer should be anywhere from 3000 to 5000 words. The word count does not include your name, the title, and your footnote or endnote references. Be sure to number footnote or endnote references consecutively in the order that they appear in the text of your answer.
The format for typewritten papers must be as follows:
$ Use Times New Roman 12 pt. font in single spaced lines.
$ Justify left and set page margins at 1 inch.
Discuss the different aspects of the law covered in Gilbert Law Summaries (Edwards c. Halback, Jr. ) and how it all comes together to impact the individuals and organizations (e.g. businesses and institutions) in society. In doing so, you may refer to specific examples of situations that have occurred or may occur in your life, or the lives of others, and the impact that the law covered in this course did have, or could have, on the outcome of each. Any details that are part of an actual lawsuit or legal dispute should not be included in your answer if they are in any way considered “Confidential.”
Your paper must be an original product of your own scholarly hard work. The sources of any non-original wording used by you must be accurately disclosed and properly referenced by you in footnotes or endnotes. The extent to which you properly identify wording from those sources will be one factor that determines the grade assigned to you for the work product submitted. Evidence of originality will be wording that shows that you are thinking about the legal issues covered in the course, are sufficiently familiar with legal concepts and doctrines in the subject, and have provided confident expressions of your thoughts and ideas about them that are related well to the primary sources mentioned in your completed answer.