From our private database of 14,100+ case briefs...
Williams v. Utica College of Syracuse University
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
435 F.3d 112 (2006)
In October 1999, Hollie Williams (plaintiff) and her roommate were assaulted by a man with a gun in a dorm room the two shared in a residence hall on the campus of Utica College (Utica) (defendant). The man wore a bandana and bound Williams and her roommate before leaving. Neither Williams nor her roommate were able to identify the attacker, who remains anonymous. Williams eventually filed a negligence action against Utica, claiming that Utica had negligently failed to protect residents of the residence hall from intruders. Utica sought to dismiss the claim on summary judgment, arguing in part that Williams had failed to show that any negligence by Utica had caused Williams’s injury. The district court granted the motion, and Williams appealed the decision.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Calabresi, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 217,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,100 briefs, keyed to 189 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.