SECTION 1 - COLQUITT
NOTE: This file contains the text of the instructions used for criminal law exams in past years. The actual instructions for the 2002 exam have not been written, but it is expected that the 2002 version will closely track the instructions that follow.
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§ 2 - Colquitt
1. Insert your anonymous number in the space provided above. You must return this examination with your answers. Answer the multiple-choice questions on the supplied answer sheet. Answer the essay questions in blue books. Remember to number each blue book or typed page. Write your anonymous examination number on the cover of each blue book or in the upper right corner of each typed page as well as on the supplied answer sheet. Remember to "pledge."
2. Read the entire examination. I cannot adjust grades because you failed to read the instructions, all of the facts, or the questions.
3. This is a closed-book examination. You may not refer to any outside sources. I suggest that you limit yourself to one hour on the multiple-choice questions. You will have three hours to answer the entire examination. Late papers will be severely penalized.
4. Think quality and clarity, not quantity! You may turn in only two blue books or eight typed pages. You may write or type your answers. Write or type only on one side of your answer pages. Answers written on the back of a page will not be read. If you type your answers, please double-space. Organize your answers and write legibly. You will not receive credit for anything that is not legible.
5. Your answer should apply the common law or statutory law as necessary or appropriate. When you refer to common law or statutory authority, describe the authority only in the detail necessary to make your point. The ability to quote statutes, for example, is not expected, but you should be able to discuss general approaches of, and distinguish the common law and modern comprehensive criminal codes, such as the Model Penal Code. Do not discuss unnecessary legal principles. If additional facts are necessary to address any issue, make the appropriate assumptions and state them in your answer. Do not create unnecessary facts.
6. If you have any questions concerning the examination, ask the person conducting the examination. Do not contact me or another student for assistance. Deal with any ambiguities or uncertainties on the examination by referring to them in your answer.
7. Good Luck!
GENERAL FACTS UNDERLYING THE QUESTIONS
Unless otherwise stated in the facts, the following information applies to all questions:
All events occurred in the State of Liberty, which until December 1, 1997 was a common-law jurisdiction. On November 30, 1997 at midnight, the new Liberty Criminal Code, based generally on the Model Penal Code, became effective.
LIBERTY CODE § [Selected statutes are inserted here.]
Choose the BEST answer to each of the following twenty multiple-choice questions:
[Twenty multiple-choice questions are inserted here.]
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Answer the following two essay questions.
[The first essay question and its statement of facts are inserted here.]
[The second essay question and its statement of facts are inserted here.]
END You must return this exam with your answers.
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