Readers' Expectations, Discourse Communities, and Writing Effective Bar Exam Answers


This article advocates that law schools should provide bar exam preparation for students, including instruction regarding effective writing for bar exams. Using the reader expectation approach and considering the unique conventions of the legal profession's discourse community as a theoretical backdrop, this article examines effective writing for bar exams. It also provides practical recommendations for instructing students to write effective bar exam answers.


Legal Education | Legal Profession | Legal Writing and Research

Date of this Version

November 2005