Case Brief

Please take note that these must be in proper bluebook format. I have attached the required documents and examples.

Case Brief

1. Complete your readings.

2. Brief ONE of the three recent Supreme Court cases attached to this assignment. While each of the cases are long, please don’t submit a case brief longer than three pages. Use the same format you used for last week’s assignment. Before briefing one of the three Supreme Court cases attached, please take a look at the handouts posted in the “Case Brief” forum.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you run into problems with this assignment. And remember – don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be. Additionally – good writing is good writing, whether you are writing a case brief or a research paper. Don’t forget what you already know about writing.

Case briefs are used to highlight the key information contained within a case for use within the legal community as court cases can be quite lengthy. When writing case briefs, please remember to cite properly. Make sure you are not copying and pasting from your source. While a case brief requires you to identify the parts of a case, you should not solely cut and paste from the case. Remember that Turnitin.com reviews all papers and similarity score of more than 10% may raise red flags. Note: The purpose of case briefing is to highlight and summarize key information, merely copying and pasting from the case does not accomplish this goal. You must summarize the facts in your own words, using quotations sparingly. And, please do not submit a paper that you found on the internet as your own.

Research Proposal

Topic: I want the topic to have to do with the ethics of paralegals and how that impacts a case if the ethics are in question.

An example of the specific format is attached. Please follow the directions in this sample very closely! This is a graded assignment. This is the first big step on road to writing your research paper, which must take a position on a legal issue. This formal proposal will focus your research and writing effort. It must be precisely written, and including the cover page, should be three to five pages long and have at least five reputable sources. The final paper must be ten to fifteen pages in length and must have at least ten reputable sources.

You should start by using Lexis, to access law review articles on your topic. Those law review articles will become a point of departure to access primary sources on your topic, such as statutes, legislative materials, case law, regulations, and others. Of course you may also use law review articles, other periodicals, and other secondary sources for your paper.

Note that as you read these articles and other materials, you should take notes. You must have a system in place from this point forward to keep track of your sources and the information you pull from your sources. It is helpful to draft your full Bluebook citation for each of these sources before you start taking notes. As you take notes, keep careful track of exactly where you find the information. This will help you immensely when you start writing and footnoting your sources.

You should now have enough to be ready to finalize your proposal. That said, before you begin to draft your final formal proposal, it is important to take a step back and think about your topic and the feedback you have received on your previous assignments, which are the building blocks for this formal proposal. Ask yourself why the topic matters, and why you care about it. Consider what you have learned from your readings. This will likely involve going back and reviewing your notes. Ask yourself again what your purpose is in writing about the topic. What do you want your reader to walk away thinking about after reading your paper? Once these things are clear in your mind, and you have helpful notes on your paper, you are ready to start finalizing the proposal. Do not just blindly cut and paste from your earlier submissions. Instead, put it all together carefully, proofreading for structure, content, and writing mechanics / grammar. This is your formal proposal, so make sure you get it right. Be sure to ask me if you have any questions.