How To Write CA Law Paper
In the whole CA course the one thing very important other than learning and practicing the subject that is how to present a paper? or how to write a paper in a proper format. Although there is no any proper format issued by ICAI even when ICAI want that your paper should be in the proper format so, the examiner can understand easily what you write or what you are trying to explain. Well, most of the people know how to write Accounts paper, how to write Cost or FM paper but this question rapidly being asked by many people that How To Write CA Law Paper.
In our previous article, we discussed a one-month study plan for CA IPCC students and in this article, we are going to discuss how to write law paper or how to present law paper.
- No Diagrams
- Don’t Change The Law
- Don’t Be Oversmart
- Don’t Write Wrong Section or Sub Section
- Always, In The Middle
- Always Choose New Page
- Always Remember The Difference
- Now, How To Write Law Paper Case Studies In Three Steps
How To Write Law Paper
1. No Diagrams
Some people have a habit to draw something and something in the paper, look this is not a drawing paper or an art paper where you have to be an artist. Look this is a law paper where you should write about the laws and straight to the point. You need not be designer of some kind. If you explain your answer with diagrams and thought you got good marks then you are wrong. Examiner needs simplicity, not creativity. Just think about that have you ever seen a diagram or painting in ICAI study material and practice manual! naaaaahh! So, avoid any kind of diagram in the paper otherwise may be examiner will mark your answer with red cross whether it is correct.
2. Don’t Change The Law
Some people have a habit to write answers in their own words even I have because it is acceptable but that does not mean Institute gave you an authority to change the law as per your taste. Let me clear with an example, for example, a line written in business law book of IPCC is: A instrument which is not an inland instrument is called as a foreign instrument. But some people think and write as A instrument which is drawn in water i.e, ship or boat is called as a foreign instrument. I mean how can you do this, inland not always mean within the land, it’s mean within the boundary of a country and you just change the whole meaning. Hey, look people do not do the same mistake as above I just gave an example to explain you. So, the thing is we should not change the law. We should read and understand the law as written in the book.
3. Don’t Be Oversmart
If you think to lengthen the answer that will give you good marks then you are wrong. If you write every answer with examples then it is not good at least for law paper. Just think about it have you ever seen a single law with the example? no!. That means you should not write examples in law paper and lengthen your answer. It gives a bad impression on your answer sheet as well as on the examiner. It shows you do not really know about the law so you are trying to explain with examples. In simple words, in law exam means case laws if there is any question asking for law and the law also have a case law then go ahead you can explain it not your homemade examples. Try to straight to the point.
4. Don’t Write Wrong Section or Sub Section
Never ever do this mistake otherwise your whole answer will be wrong. If you do not remember the law just skip it, it will cut your half or one mark. If you write wrong then the whole answer will be cut. One of the best ways to tackle this situation is just write: As per the payment of gratuity act, 1972, which is always written in the question so, you do not have to worry to remember this also.
5. Always, Write Question Number In The Middle
Never, write question number of the left side of your answer sheet. Maybe sometime it will not be seen by examiner so how can he find which answer you write. Whether you write right answer examiner do not have that much time to find the question number. So, always write question number in the middle and in big words, so he can clearly find.
6. Always Choose New Page
If after completing an answer you find there are three to four lines are pending on the page, never start a new answer on the same page. Although it will not cut your marks if your answers are neat and clean then examiner have less difficulty.
7. Always Remember The Difference
Sometimes we write “and” instead of “or” that means you changed the whole law. Always remember these words that are should, and, or, can and etc. For example: if you write “Inland instrument is drawn and made in India” it means both conditions are necessary for the inland instrument but the actual law is “it is drawn or made in India” that means one condition is necessary so it is the inland instrument. Understanding of these little things can give good marks in exams.
When an amendment comes they do not change the whole chapter or some pages, they just change or, shall, can, and in the amendment. So, try to understand how important these words are.
Now, How To Write CA Law Paper Case Studies
Well, this is the most important thing in the law paper that how to write law paper case study? These three simple steps you have to follow to figure out with this thing.
1. Number One, firstly, you write about the law which is related to it like write sections, subsections, subclause, rules,(if you remember) and the law.
2. Number Two, Secondly, rephrase the whole situation which is given in the question with giving relation to the above law you explained.
3. Last Step Number Three, Draw the conclusion. The draw means not draw diagrams or paintings I mean to write a conclusion in short at last.
Here is an example of case study question so you can get an idea of how to write law paper case studies in the actual sense!
Question: Mr. A, a legal successor of B (a deceased person) signs a Bill of Exchange in his own name and admitted a liability of Rs. 50,000 (i.e, the extent to which he inherits the assets from the deceased payable) to C after 3 months from 1st January 2015. On the maturity, when C presents the bill to A, he (A) refuses to pay for the bill on the ground since the original liability was that of B, the deceased, therefore he is not liable to pay for the bill. Is “A” contention is valid?
Answer (Answer Number Should Be In the Middle Of The Page)
First Explain the law:
As per the section 29 of Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. A legal representative of a deceased person who signs his own name on a negotiable instrument is personally liable for the entire amount thereon unless he expressly limits his liability to the extent of the assets received by him as such.
Second, rephrase and explain the condition with the above-explained law:
Applying the above provisions to the given problem C is entitled to recover the amount of Rs. 50,000 from A. A cannot refuse to pay the amount since he has inherited the assets of the deceased. He will be liable to the extent of the full amount of the bill, even if the inherits the property valued less than the amount of the bill.
At last Conclusion:
Thus in the first case, he will be liable to the full amount of Rs. 50,000. In the second case since he has made a limit in the instrument itself before singing on it, his liability will be only to the extent of Rs. 50,000 and not to extent of the full amount as given on the instrument though he might have inherited the property value greater in amount than that of the instrument.
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