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Business Law 153 - Landrum

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What are Case Briefs?

A case brief is

"a written argument concentrating upon legal points and authorities (i.e., precedents) used by the lawyer to convey to the court (trial or appellate) the essential facts of his or her client's case, a statement of the questions of law involved, the law that should be applied and the application that he or she desires made of that law by the court. The brief is submitted in connection with an application, motion, trial, or appeal."


Text: Brief. (2016). In S. H. Gifis, Dictionary of legal terms: definitions and explanations for non-lawyers (5th ed.). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series.

CredoReference: Brief

Sample Components of a Case Brief

Case Brief Instructions

Briefing Cases-The IRAC Method

Web Resources for Case Briefs