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Case Brief Assignment Instructions
As a criminal justice professional, you may have to read and interpret a legal opinion, also known as a judicial opinion or a case. In order to better understand the various parts of a legal opinion, criminal justice professionals prepare case briefs. A case brief is a summary of a judicial opinion that is created by the reader. The case brief includes an objective synopsis of each major portion of the legal opinion.
For this Case Brief Assignment, you will create a case brief of the judicial opinion that is included in this Module: Week.
You will prepare a Case Brief Assignment on the provided judicial opinion in this Module: Week. The judicial opinion that you will prepare a Case Brief on can be found in the Resources section.
An example of a case brief can be found in the Resources section. Please use the Case Brief Sample as your guide for each section of the case brief.
Case Brief Assignment requirements:
• Length of assignment: 1-2 pages
• The Case Brief must include the following sections: Caption, Facts, Procedural History, Issue, Rule of Law, Holding, and Rationale. A heading must be provided for each section of the Case Brief (for instance “Holding”).
• Format: APA