Friday, July 30, 2010
During Orientation, my Teaching Assistants help to teach the new first-year law students how to read and brief a case. I like to give the TA’s a short essay I wrote on how to keep straight the difference between the facts of a case and the procedural posture. It’s not exactly rocket science, but then, when you’re a 1L still trying to figure out who’s the plaintiff and who’s the defendant, you don’t really want to be learning rocket science. You can download Every Case Has Two Stories by clicking on the title.