Monday, February 12, 2007

case briefing psychology

Christensen Leah M. Christensen has written a very helpful article entitled The Psychology Behind Case Briefing: A Powerful Cognitive Schema, available at 29 Campbell L. Rev. 5 (2006).  As she describes it:
"The purpose of this article is to provide a better understanding of how law students learn in the context of case analysis. As new students approach case analysis for the first time, the case brief is an effective 'schema' to provide students with a framework within which to analyze a legal opinion. Case briefing does more than simply allow students to pull out the holding of a case; it helps beginning law students organize a legal opinion's analytical framework accurately and efficiently."
hat tip:  Professor Scott Fruehwald, Hofstra University

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