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In litigation, lawyers need to rely on case law to support the outcome they are asking the court take. Lawyers will often “brief” a case to obtain a better understanding of the case. In other words, lawyers will use a specific format to outline the most important points in a court’s decision. This activity will also assist you in understanding the cases discussed in this class.
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LAW204 – Business Law I
Briefing a Case
Due Date: 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday of Unit 1
Points: 100
Overview:
In litigation, lawyers need to rely on case law to support the outcome they are asking
the court take. Lawyers will often “brief” a case to obtain a better understanding of the
case. In other words, lawyers will use a specific format to outline the most important
points in a court’s decision. This activity will also assist you in understanding the cases
discussed in this class.
Instructions:



Listen to the oral arguments in the Olympic Airways v. Husain case. Read
about the case.
Read about how to brief a case.
Using the template provided, complete a “brief” about the case, including the
following:
o Who are the parties to the case?
o What is the citation of the case?
o What are the basic facts of the case?
o What did Dr. Hanson’s estate argue?
o What did Olympic Air argue?
o What did the court decide?
o Did the court apply statutory law, case law or both in reaching its decision?
Requirements:



Use APA format for non-legal sources such as the textbook. Use Bluebook
citation format for any legal citations.
o Include the resource to the case and oral arguments.
o You do not need to use any sources other than your text and the audio
recording of the oral arguments.
Submit a Word document using the case brief template.
Maximum two pages in length, excluding the Reference page.
Be sure to read the criteria below by which your work will be evaluated before
you write and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Briefing a Case Assignment
CRITERIA
Deficient
0 – 44 Points
Case Brief
Paper Length
Clear and
Professional
Writing and
APA/Bluebook
Format
Needs
Improvement
45 – 59 Points
Does not
concisely and
clearly answer
questions
about the
case. Case
brief is not
succinct.
0 – 5 points
More than 2
pages
Somewhat
concisely and
clearly answers
some questions
about the case.
Case brief is not
overly succinct.
0 – 8 points
9 – 11 points
Errors impede
professional
presentation;
guidelines not
followed.
6 – 7 points
n/a
Proficient
Exemplary
60 – 74
Points
Mostly
concisely,
succinctly,
and clearly
answers all
questions
about the
case.
8 – 9 points
n/a
75 Points
12 – 14
points
Significant errors Few errors
that do not
that do not
impede
impede
professional
professional
presentation.
presentation.
Concisely,
succinctly, and
clearly answers
all questions
about the case.
10 points
2 pages or less
15 points
Writing and
format are
clear,
professional,
APA/Bluebook
compliant, and
error free.
LAW204 – Business Law I
Unit 1 Assignment Case Brief Template
Olympic Airways v. Husain Case Brief
Who are the parties to
the case?
What is the citation of
the case?
What are the basic facts
of the case?
What Dr. Hanson’s
estate argue?
What did Olympic Air
argue?
What did the court
decide?
Did the court apply
statutory law, case law
or both in reaching its
decision?
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