Case Briefs for Law Students and Lawyers

Case briefs are vital to any law student’s education.  They are a summary of the facts of the legal case.  Each brief can be used in class and can help students study.  The formats can vary, but they must all include facts, procedure, issue, holding, reasoning and concurring/dissenting opinions.  Case briefs don’t have all of the facts, but they are a helpful guide for law students.  They can be useful in class or in preparing for an exam.  Students and lawyers are encouraged to submit case briefs!
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Most recent Case briefs

Greene v. McElroy

360 U.S. 474 (1959)

Facts: Petitioner was an aeronautical engineer who lost his security clearance on the basis of secret testimony concerning his ex-wife’s association with Communists. Petitioner was unable to obtain comparable employment without a security clearanc...

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Dellums v. Bush

752 F. Supp. 1141 (1990)

Background:Iraq invades Kuwait so US sends troops to Saudi Arabia which appears to be the next country in line. By November there were 250k troops there and to this point there was no mention of offensive attack. They decide to send another 250k tr...

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Dames & Moore v. Regan

453 U.S. 654 (1981)

Facts: In response to the seizure of American personnel as hostages at the American Embassy in Iran, the President issued Executive Orders and regulations by which the President nullified attachments and liens on Iranian assets in the United States then...

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Committee of U.S. Citizens Living In Nicaragua v. Reagan

1986 I.C.J. 14

Facts: 1986, the International Court of Justice held that US financial support of paramilitary activities by the Contras against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua violated both a treaty between the countries and customary international law. But, the US ...

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Bas v. Tingy

4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 37 (1800)


  • Relations were deteriorating with France and Congress began enacting laws providing armed American ships greater ability to reclaim American ships taken by the French. In 1798, Congress passed legislation allowing for payment ...
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