What Is a Case Brief? - Definition, Format & Examples


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Which of the following BEST describes a case brief?

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1. What is the acronym for the method of writing a legal brief?

2. What is a legal opinion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a case brief and what is its purpose in the world of law? Become more of an expert on case briefs, why they are used, who uses them, and how to go about creating one for a case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you better understand the following:

  • The definition and purpose of a case brief
  • How to write a case brief
  • Legal opinions
  • The 'black letter of the law'

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a case brief is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the necessity of case briefs
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as legal opinions

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called What Is a Case Brief? - Definition, Format & Examples will prepare you to:

  • List the four steps of writing a case brief
  • Explain what the Socratic method entails
  • Use the sample cases provided in the lesson to better understand the process of creating a case brief