Tips for writing about legal issues: 1. Read each entire question. 2. Determine what the legal issue is. 3. Make
Tips for writing about legal issues:
1. Read each entire question.
2. Determine what the legal issue is.
3. Make a brief outline of your answer before beginning to write. This helps in case you forget a point after you begin writing.
4. The questions give you all the information you need. However, if you think you need more facts, state what facts you need and how they would affect your answer.
5. You are not expected to know or discuss laws we have not studied.
This exercise is intended to let you show that you can identify and analyze legal and policy issues we have covered in this class. Answer should be approximately 500—600 words in length. These word counts are guidance. If you feel your answer requires more words to provide a full analysis and/or show a complete understanding of the material please feel free. Extraneous writing irrelevant or unnecessary to the question will not result in additional credit.
SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS
Instructions: Write a short essay or memo to answer the following question. The answers to these questions do not require great detail. Answers should consist of 2 or 3 well organized paragraphs clearly explaining the answer and your reasoning. Each answer should be approximately 500–600 words.
Reproductive rights stem largely from the right to privacy. Explain where the right to privacy comes from in the Constitution and what rights related to reproduction have come from this constitutional protection. Finally, explain how the Court’s view and analysis of the right to an abortion has evolved over time. In doing so, be sure to discuss the most critical changes that came from the most recent case, Whole Women’s Health.