Tactics for D: A Methodology for EQE Paper D

Cees Mulder, Nyske Blokhuis

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The idea for this book emanated from a series of courses preparing for the EQE given at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. For most Exam papers it is required to learn the necessary legal background and the substantive requirements related to the subject of the paper. However, it also has to be learned how to answer the paper, i.e., how to formulate the answer in order
to score marks. Paper D is perhaps the toughest of the EQE: it requires a time-consuming trajectory of preparation. Not only a vast amount of information has to be put into the head of a candidate, he/she must also be able to quickly find the appropriate law reference and/or explanation in the Guidelines or the Case Law in the abundance of resource material available.
The book discusses the main themes of Paper D of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE). In particular, it describes an elegant methodology for answering a Legal Question in Part I. The methodology is put to work in some example questions. In addition, a comprehensive methodology is given for analysing and drafting a Legal Opinion following an inquiry from a client in Part II.
The book includes advice in relation to a number of recurring issues as well as
checklists with actions. As an Annex, a comprehensive analysis and model solution of Part II of the 2013 EQE D paper is included.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGeldrop
PublisherHelze BV Publisher
Number of pages158
ISBN (Print)978-90-8219-324-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

JEL classifications

  • o34 - Intellectual Property Rights


  • European Qualifying Examination
  • EQE Paper D
  • Methodology


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