BLAW 280 case briefing format

BLAW 280 case briefing format - FORMAT FOR CASE BRIEFING 1....

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FORMAT FOR CASE BRIEFING 1. NAME OF CASE Put the name of the case at the top of the page so that you will be able to identify the correct brief. 2. FACTS Include a brief statement of the facts of the case. This should include only the important facts. Ask yourself if a particular fact helped to determine the judge's decision. If the answer is yes, include that fact in your brief. Otherwise, omit it in order to keep the length of your brief reasonable. 3. ACTION You should explain what type of lawsuit is involved in the case. Who are the parties to the lawsuit? What type of suit did the plaintiff bring? 4. ISSUE OR QUESTION OF LAW This is a statement of the basic legal question that must be answered so that the court can determine which party should win the lawsuit. Sometimes the judge will state the issue in the opinion. In such a case the brief can quote the formulation of the issue directly from the opinion. In most cases you will need to write your own statement of the issue.
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course BUS LAW 280 taught by Professor Kimgreenhalgh during the Summer '08 term at CSU Northridge.

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