Case briefing is important to virtually every legal field. You’ll brief the case found at
Make sure to follow the case briefing format found in the sample case briefing at
The following five sections of the brief must be included:
Prepare your answers in well-organized paragraphs.
1. Type your submission, double-spaced, in a standard print font, size 12.
Use a standard document format with one-inch margins. (Don’t use any
fancy or cursive fonts.) Your paper should be written in Microsoft Word
or a Word-compatible program.
2. Include the following information at the top of your submission: Name and address,
student number, course title and number, and the project number.
3. Proofread your work carefully. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation,
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The following is a breakdown of how your project will be graded:
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