fall 2008 how to brief a case

fall 2008 how to brief a case - 10 points Brief the cat...

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HOW TO BRIEF A CASE ©Julie Shubin 2008 CASE NAME AND CITATION FACTS ISSUE DECISION/HOLDING REASONING
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FACTS Just the facts (no legal analysis) Keep it short and to the point Who is the plaintiff Who is the defendant What happened? 15 points
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ISSUE(S) The issue is the question(s) to be answered in the case. Different questions for trial decisions or appellate review. There may be more than one issue in a case. For example, Was a contract formed? Did the trial judge give proper instructions to the jury? 20 points
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DECISION Yes or no? Just one word!! 5 points
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REASONS This part of the case brief is where you explain how the court reached its decision. Why did the court decide yes or no.
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Unformatted text preview: 10 points Brief the cat case Brief the case that is posted on blackboard, fall 2008 cat case for brief. Summary Facts 15 points Issue(s) 20 points Decision 5 points Reasons 10 points To earn full points, your brief must be well written you must use proper grammar and the brief must have properly constructed sentences, correct spelling, and a good writing style. Summary continued Brief due October 7, 2008 Late Briefs if submitted by 5 p.m. October 10, you start with a 5 point deduction. If submitted by 5 p.m. October 14, you start with a 10 point deduction. No briefs accepted after October 14!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course BULE 302 taught by Professor Demory during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.

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