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Amicus Curiae Briefs: Definition & Example

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What does an amicus curiae brief seek to achieve?

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1. The term 'amicus curiae' when translated from Latin means:

2. An amicus curiae brief is typically submitted by which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Amicus curiae briefs tend to be used by people not directly involved in a lawsuit. In this quiz, you can test your understanding of amicus curiae briefs and the people who submit them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your understanding of:

  • The purpose of amicus curiae briefs
  • Where the term amicus curiae derives from

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  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on amicus curiae briefs
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  • Knowledge application - use knowledge acquired to answer questions about amicus curiae briefs

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about this topic, read the corresponding lesson Amicus Curiae Briefs: Definition & Example. The following objectives are covered in this lesson:

  • Understand the definition of amicus curiae brief
  • Know the purpose of amicus curiae briefs
  • Identify examples of amicus curiae briefs
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