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please folow the instruction carefully which i attached below. attached the pdf of my one of chapter case study you have to pic any one of case from that ppt.Guidelines for Case Brief


For those of you considering law school, writing case briefs will be something you will be doing a lot of.  So, with COVID-19 essentially shutting down the courthouses, I thought I would have you guys engage in some legal research and do some drafting.

The essence of the assignment is this.  Select a case from within Chapters 1 to 6 in the textbook…hopefully you will select one that piqued your interest. 

Once you have selected your case, go to the website and seek out your case.  See YouTube video on how to do research on Canlii. If you are seeking a specific case like the one you have chosen, Canlii very easy to use.  Select your province, level of court, and then enter the name of your case, ie. R. v. Powder.  

You will find that all cases are generally written up the same way.  The beginning of the case will set out the facts.  If it is an appellate court decision, the case will summarize how the matter has been considered in the lower courts.

Once the facts are set out, the court will identify the issue it is being required to resolve. 

After the issue has been identified, the judge writing the decision will usually recite the law as it pertains to the issue.  Having done this, the judge will then offer their interpretation of the law relative to the facts of the case and issue a ruling.

Thus, there are three main components to every case.  Your assignment is to:

1.       Summarize the facts of the case – as said several times in lectures…the facts matter and very from case to case!

2.       Identify the issue the court was tasked to resolve?

3.       Identify the Judge / Justice who wrote the opinion and summarize his or her ruling.  In the case book, each case is demonstrative of a particular issue.

The brief should be approximately two to three pages in length, double spaced. There is no need to do further research and if you want to add your opinion as to whether you think the judgement was sound, or whether you think the court got it wrong, you can add this as well but not required.

When assessing the brief, I will be looking for a document that is well written, accounting for grammar and spelling of course!  The brief should do what it is intended to do: succinctly summarize a case so that a reader, within a few pages, can get a sense of what the case was about and how this decision impacted the area of law that it addressed.