Published
March 25, 2024

Summarizing Cases Template

Study the case until you can explain it to your grandmother in plain English, is a tip I learned long ago.

Case opinions can be long and incredibly complex. Especially when you’re new to reading cases, you won’t really understand an opinion until you study it several times.

How do you know when you finally “get it”?

Well, when you can understand all the key components to the case (parties, facts, law, ruling) well enough that you can explain it to your grandmother in plain English.

Attached we provided a template to help you summarize your cases.

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