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Legal Reasoning Tool: How to Write a Case Brief

OJEN Legal Reasoning Tools are designed to provide high school students with the skills to investigate legal issues, identify perspectives and think critically about legal developments within the classroom and beyond. These tools assist students in applying the legal inquiry process by guiding them through the stages of formulating questions, gathering and organizing information, interpreting and analyzing legal issues, evaluating and drawing conclusions, and communicating their findings.

The ability to clearly, accurately and concisely describe a chain of events and show how arguments and ideas logically build upon one another is a skill that can help students in their studies, their future work and in everyday life. How to Write a Case Brief will support students’ development of this skill by providing a reference framework as they distill complex legal matters into a clear legal narrative. This tool comprises a professional template, accessible explanation and clear exemplars for producing sound legal writing.

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