Read Chapters 8 & 9 prior to completing this assignment. Many case studies are included in your textbook. This exercise will help you to learn vocabulary and how to analyze the case and write a brief a case.
For every Case Brief:
You must find a case related to the weekly chapter. You can pull your case from the book or from the internet as long as you cite the sources.
Please write a short synopsis of the case using the brief outline below no longer than two pages. The synopsis should be typed, double-spaced, times new roman 12 font and printed in black ink.
Case brief written assignment expectations:
Facts: This should be a quick list of facts, but make sure to include any legally significant facts.
Procedural history: These are notes about the journey the case has taken through the court system.
Issue presented: What is the legal issue that the court is discussing? Note, there can be more than one issue.
Holding: This is the ruling of the court. If the issue presented is a question for the court to answer, then the holding is the answer to that question.
Legal reasoning: This is a quick summary of the thought process used by the court to reach their conclusion.
Rule of law: If the court applied any rules of law that are important, you want to write that down too.
Concurring or dissenting opinions (if any): If your casebook included a concurring or dissenting opinion in your reading, you will need to read it carefully. It is there for a reason.
For examples on how to find a case, the attached document will help you start off in your search for cases to discuss and brief during this course.