A more rigorous approach to case briefing

In A More Rigorous Approach to Teaching the Reasoning Portion of Case Analysis: A Key to Developing More Competent Law Students, Edwin S. Fruehwald argues that LR&W programs superficially teach students how to analyze a holding for case briefing assignments. Fruehwald presents a more rigorous approach to case analysis, by including in the reasoning section the types of reasoning (rule-based reasoning, reasoning by analysis, distinguishing cases, policy-based reasoning, synthesis) a judge is using and how the judge employs these types of reasoning to obtain the holding. Recommended for 1Ls. — Joe

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