Reading Cases like a Rock Star
Learn about cases, their central role in your law-school experience, and how to read them to survive a Socratic assault and conquer your exams.
Welcome to Reading Cases like a Rock Star! In this lesson, we’ll talk about cases, their central role in your law-school experience, and how to read them.
A case, or judicial opinion, is a court’s written explanation for how it resolved a specific controversy. From now until graduation, cases will be central to your academic life. You’ll spend most of your study time reading casebooks. A casebook is a collection of judicial opinions, heavily edited and arranged by topic. For each...