How to Brief a Case: Bullet Point Format

Case Brief: Bullet Point Format

Once law school students become comfortable with the standard case brief, the bullet proof format is used to more efficiently and effective notate and write a case brief.  The written aspects are exactly the same when you compare the standard case brief and the bullet point case brief formats. However, the structure is slightly different. This form of case briefing strays from standard briefs in that you do not write full sentences for each element of the brief.  Instead, the emphasis is placed upon each bullet point which contains only the most important aspects of the case.


Case Brief Sample: Bullet Point Format
Download Case Brief Sample: Bullet Point Format WORD Template

(Insert Party 1) v. (Insert Party 2)

(Insert Court Name)

(Year)

Procedural Basis:

  • (Insert text)

Facts:

  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)

Issue:

  • (Insert text)

Decision:

  • (Insert Decision)
  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)

Concurrences/Dissents:

  • (Insert text if applicable)
  • (Insert text if applicable)

Analysis:

  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)
  • (Insert text)

 

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