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== [[:Category:Cases|Case Briefs]] == Seminal cases for any one topic should be included in its own article which will then be cross-referenced from the relevant outline(s). === Title of the Case Brief === The wiki page should be titled exactly how one would name the case in a citation following [[Manual_of_Legal_Citation/Cases#R11.2._Case_Name|legal citation rules]] (e.g. abbreviate terms, use proper spacing, etc.). This way, others will be able to find the brief you already started working on, and prevent duplication of work. === Infobox === The [[Template:Infobox Case Brief|Case Brief Infobox template]] should be used by following the directions on that template's page. Inserting the case brief infobox template and filling in the <code>subject</code> field will insert the brief into the proper category according to which area of the law the case holds importance. Filling out the other infobox fields will let others see important information about the case at a glance. === Case Brief === Include a summary and analysis of the case as would be prepared and useful in classroom discussion. Typically, the brief may include the following sections: * Facts * Procedural History * Issues * Decisions * Reasoning * Separate Opinions * Analysis === Redirects === Of less importance, create redirects from reporter citations that point to the case brief to ensure that others will find your brief and prevent duplication of effort (e.g., [[304 U.S. 64]] redirects to [[Erie R.R. v. Tompkins]]). === Links === If available, insert a link from the brief to the full text of the case on a free website such as Findlaw.
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