Case Brief - Judgement of Aug. 17th, 1923 (Merits)

Aberto: segunda, 5 fev 2018, 11:40
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This is your first case brief assignment in this course. You are required to brief the Court's majority opinion on the Merits of the S.S. Wimbledon affair.

I expect you to show that you can identify the main facts of the case, the legal issue in question, the rule or rules applied by the Court, and the reasoning by which the Court arrived at its conclusion.

You have to submit your case brief via Moodle before class. Late submissions will be penalized and will be accepted only within a week of the due date. I recommend you to compose your brief in a word processor, then copy/paste it here in Moodle; most formatting will be transferred automatically, but it is wise to keep it to a minimum.

Last but not least: if you search correctly, you'll certainly find online pre-prepared briefs of this and most other cases we'll discuss during this semester. Given that briefing is a tool to deepen your understanding of the case and of Law in general, it goes without saying that I strongly advise you not to do it and write your briefs yourself. This may be daunting at first, but you'll get the hang of it eventually.