Siegel's Constitutional Law: Essay and Multiple-Choice Questions and Answers / Edition 5

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Many claim that briefing cases in law school prepares you to spot issues on a final exam. Experience will tell you, there is a big difference between reading opinions in which the legal principles are clearly stated, and applying those same principles in complex hypotheticals and multiple-choice questions. Siegel's Constitutional Law:Essay And Multiple-Choice Questions And Answers bridges the gap by showing you how to spot multtiple issues,make subtle distinctions among similar multiple-choice answers, and write effective essays on your final exam.

Siegel's constitutional law: Essay and multiple-choice questions and answers is your go-to resource for learning how to take an exam:

Straightforward instruction, advice, and exam-taking tips

How to make the most or your study time

How to correctly interpret and understand the essay question

Issue spotting and addressing myriad issues in your essay

Successfully using the tried-and-true tools of analysis

Succinctly organizing your answer

27 essay questions give you practice issue-spotting and writing concise answers

Model essay answers let you check your work-complete explanations help you understand the answers

128 Multiple-choice questions with answers thoroughly explain the differences among similar answers

Numerous new essay and multiple-choice questions with answers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454809258
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preparing Effectively for Essay Examinations

The "ERC" Process 1

Issue-Spotting 3

How to Discuss an Issue 4

Structuring Your Answer 7

Discuss All Possible Issues 9

Delineate the Transition from One Issue to the Next 10

Understanding the "Call" of a Question 11

The Importance of Analyzing the Question Carefully Before Writing 12

When to Make an Assumption 13

Case Names 14

How to Handle Time Pressures 15

Handwriting or Typing 15

The Importance of Reviewing Prior Exams 16

As Always, a Caveat 18

Essay Questions

Question 1 (First Amendment) 21

Question 2 (Due Process) 23

Question 3 (Standing, Establishment Clause, Equal Protection) 24

Question 4 (First Amendment, Due Process, Establishment Clause, Equal Protection) 26

Question 5 (First Amendment, Ripeness, Due Process, Rehabilitation) 27

Question 6 (Relevancy, Hearsay, Impeachment, Privileges, Opinion) 29

Question 7 (Due Process, First Amendment, Procedural Due Process) 31

Question 8 (Congressional Power, Equal Protection, Due Process) 32

Question 9 (First Amendment, Due Process) 34

Question 10 (Dormant Commerce Clause, Preemption, Due Process, Tonnage Clause) 35

Question 11 (Procedural Due Process, Supreme Court Review, First Amendment, Equal Protection) 36

Question 12 (Abstention, Standing, Supremacy Clause, Equal Protection, Dormant Interstate Commerce Clause, Due Process) 37

Question 13 (Impairment of Contracts, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, First Amendment, Substantive Due Process, Equal Protection) 38

Question 14 (Due Process, Discrimination Against Interstate Commerce, Equal Protection) 39

Question 15 (First Amendment, Abstention, Standing, State Action, Equal Protection)40

Question 16 (First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause, Procedural Due Process, Equal Protection, Dormant Commerce Clause) 41

Question 17 (Supremacy Clause, Congressional Powers, Preemption, Nondelegation, Equal Protection, Supremacy Clause) 42

Question 18 (State Action, Establishment Clause, Equal Protection, Due Process, Procedural Due Process) 43

Question 19 (Standing, Presidential Authority, Due Process, Executive Privilege) 44

Question 20 (State Action, Standing, Equal Protection, Due Process, Procedural Due Process, Establishment Clause) 45

Question 21 (Standing, Congressional Powers, Privileges and Immunities Clause, Discrimination Against Interstate Commerce, Equal Protection, Procedural Due Process) 46

Question 22 (Abstention, Bill of Attainder, First Amendment, Incorporation, Fifth Amendment) 47

Question 23 (Establishment Clause, First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause) 48

Question 24 (First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment) 49

Question 25 (Contracts Clause, Takings Clause, Equal Protection, Substantive Due Process) 50

Question 26 (Commerce Clause, Taxing and Spending Powers, Necessary and Proper Clause, Tenth Amendment) 51

Question 27 (Standing, Right of Privacy, Substantive Due Process, Positive and Negative Constitutional Rights, Equal Protection) 52

Essay Answers

Answer to Question 1 55

Answer to Question 2 57

Answer to Question 3 60

Answer to Question 4 63

Answer to Question 5 66

Answer to Question 6 69

Answer to Question 7 73

Answer to Question 8 76

Answer to Question 9 80

Answer to Question 10 84

Answer to Question 11 87

Answer to Question 12 90

Answer to Question 13 93

Answer to Question 14 96

Answer to Question 15 99

Answer to Question 16 103

Answer to Question 17 106

Answer to Question 18 109

Answer to Question 19 112

Answer to Question 20 115

Answer to Question 21 119

Answer to Question 22 122

Answer to Question 23 125

Answer to Question 24 127

Answer to Question 25 129

Answer to Question 26 133

Answer to Question 27 137

Multiple-Choice Questions

Questions 1 through 128 143

Multiple-Choice Answers

Answers to Questions I through 128 209

Table and Index

Table of Cases 271

Alphabetical index, listing issues by the number of the question raising the issue 277

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