Please choose . Parte Brown Kelo Lunsford Shackford and Title & Trust
However DO NOT BRIEF WHAT IS INSIDE from your THE TEXTBOOK!!!! You must obtain the real estate case you pick from our textbook from inside LexisNexis!!!!
Then prepare a 1-2 page paper in 12pt Times New Roman font single spaced with 1 marginsfollowing the criteria in the announcements and below.There are also several documents on how to brief a case attached.
It must have your Name and Student ID at the top of the paper
Save the document as Word document and make sure that your Last Name starts the title before doc. Ex) SmithCaseBrief.doc
Headings must be boldfaced or underlined
Headings MUST include all of the following:
o Case Name:
o Procedural History:
Case Namemust be inBluebookformat. (Main citation points will come from the Reasoning section. So if there are no cites in the Reasoning section you will receive little to no points for cites. You should also put a few cites in the facts section particularly if you copy the facts verbatim.) You are citing the case you are briefing as well as the cases or statutes in the case itself.
All citations should be inBluebookformat.
Dont forget to use short form cites andid.
NO FOOTNOTES!!!! Legal documents must have in-text cites only!!!
Who are theParties? What are their names and are the a Defendant or Plaintiff? Maybe they are the Appellee or Appellant? A Petitioner or Respondent?
What are theFacts? This section should not be too long or too short. It is typically one or two paragraphs which tell the reader what happenedbeforethe parties go to court. This is what we call the back story. Imagine you were trying to describe why everyone was suing everyone else to a friend. How would you describe the story? What happened once someone sued someone should not be in this section. It will go in the Procedural History.
Procedural Historymust be explained if it is an appeals or supreme court case. What happened in the lower court to get appealed to this court? Who sued when and what happened in that other case? Do not talk about what happened in the case you are briefing though. The outcome of this case will go in your Judgment.
What is the mainIssue? This is a 1 sentence question!!! So we must put a question mark at the end of the sentence in the Issue section.
TheHoldingis the short 1 sentence (not 1 word) answer to the issue question. It is not the judgment. TheJudgmentis whether it was affirmed denied etc.
TheReasoningis a thorough explanation of what the court said in the case. It should be the longest part of a case brief and at least 3 paragraphs! Talk about what cases or statutes the court relied on and discussed to come to their decision.
Commentsare your own comments on why this case was important to you the world or society. Do you think justice was served? Do you think the court was correct in their judgment? Was there any dissent? Would you have ruled a different way if you were the judge?
DO NOT research the case ONLINE!!! Use LexisNexis!!!!! The case you find online via google may NOT be correct and will not contain the correct page numbers!!!!
I have attached the rubric which can be reviewed to make sure you have properly met all parts of the assignment to receive the maximum points.
Here is the Breakdown of Points:
Case Name: 5/5
Procedural History: 10/10