Case Analysis

Read and understand the case or question assigned. Show your Analysis and Reasoning and make it clear you understand the material. Be sure to incorporate the concepts of the chapter we are studying to show your reasoning. Dedicate at least one heading to each following outline topic:
Parties [Identify the plaintiff and the defendant]
Facts [Summarize only those facts critical to the outcome of the case]
Procedure [What was the outcome in the lower court(s)? Who brought the appeal?]
Issue [Note the central question or questions on which the case turns]
Explain the applicable law(s). Do some research on the laws cited in the case.
Holding [How did the court resolve the issue(s)? Who won?]
Reasoning [Explain the logic that supported the court’s decision]
Legal research should include something about the parties or other interesting related area. Show something you have discovered about the case, parties, or other important elements from your own research. Be sure this is obvious and adds value beyond the legal reasoning of the case.