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Title: Chapter 5 Case Law Research and Briefing Author: Peter W. Avery Last modified by: Peter W. Avery Created Date: 6/16/2005 12:43:57 AM Document presentation ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Chapter 5


1
Chapter 5Case LawResearch and Briefing
  • Case Brief
  • Elements

2
Case Brief Elements
  • Citation
  • Parties
  • Facts
  • Prior proceedings

3
Case Brief Elements
  • Issue
  • Holding
  • Reasoning
  • Disposition
  • Comments

4
Chapter 5Case LawResearch and Briefing
  • Importance of Court Opinions

5
Importance of Court Opinions
  • Learn the common law.
  • Interpret constitutional or statutory law.

6
Importance (cont.)
  • Understand the litigation process.
  • Gain insight into legal analysis.
  • Develop legal writing skills.

7
Chapter 5Case LawResearch and Briefing
  • Elements

8
Elements
  • Citation
  • Caption
  • Syllabus
  • Headnotes

9
Elements (cont.)
  • Key numbers
  • Attorneys
  • Judge

10
Elements (cont.)
  • Body of opinion
  • Facts Prior proceedings
    Issue/issues Holding Rule of Law

11
Elements (cont.)
  • Body of opinion (cont.)
  • Reasoning Disposition Concurring
    Opinion Dissenting Opinion

12
Chapter 5Case LawResearch and Briefing
  • Research

13
Research
  • Statutory annotations
  • Digests
  • Computer-aided researchChs. 9 and 10

14
Research (cont.)
  • Updating
  • Shepards, Ch. 7
  • Computer updating, Ch. 10

15
Research (cont.)
  • Other sourcessecondary sources, Chs. 7 and 8
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