Appendix A - APPENDIX A: INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRIEFING CASE LAW...

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APPENDIX A: INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRIEFING CASE LAW The primary reason that you are being asked to look up, read and brief cases is so that you will better understand and appreciate the course material. Another important reason is that this practice will help you to look up, and understand, case law in the future - long after this course has ended - when you need it. It is important to keep current with law issues because the case law is always changing and evolving. Some cases get overruled, and new precedent is established. The law changes. It is different state by state. The education law in New York is not the same as that in New Jersey, for example. Briefing a case helps you to focus on the individual elements of that case. It is possible to read a case and to think that you understand it. But you may not completely understand it unless you break it down into component elements. If you look up and read a case, but do not brief it, you risk incorrectly answering a test question that
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Appendix A - APPENDIX A: INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRIEFING CASE LAW...

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