Class Preparation: Briefing Cases
Why should I brief all of my cases?
- Briefing cases will help you prepare for class discussion.
- Briefing cases helps develop much-needed analytical skills. Written briefs will force you to extract important aspects from an opinion. These same skills are directly applicable to the law school exam process.
- Reducing your understanding of a case to a written brief forces you to crystallize your understanding.
- Briefs are useful in reviewing a group of related cases without having to rely on your memory (which is fallible) or having to re-read the cases, which is time consuming.
- You can use your case briefs and class notes to prepare your course outlines.
- Improved analytical skill directly improves exam performance.
The task of case briefing is worth the added time and effort.
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