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 and further revised by Maureen Richards, Oct. 2017.
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Pyle, Christopher; Lloyd Sealy Library; Killoran, Katherine; and Richards, Maureen, "How to Brief a Case (2017 version)" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.