This is a guide for students on how to brief a case. A student brief is a short summary and analysis of the case prepared for use in classroom discussion. It is a set of notes, presented in a systematic way, in order to sort out the parties, identify the issues, ascertain what was decided, and analyze the reasoning behind decisions made by the courts.
Created by Christopher Pyle, 1982
Revised by Prof. Katherine Killoran, Feb. 1999.
Pyle, Christopher; Lloyd Sealy Library; and Killoran, Katherine, "How to brief a case" (1999). CUNY Academic Works.