GOVT 346 Client Matter Project: Legal Memorandum – Final
Client Matter Project: Legal Memorandum – Final Instructions
To: Junior Attorney
From: Senior Attorney
RE: Jeffrey Bing Matter
Prepare a Legal Memorandum on the Jeffrey Bing Matter. Use the “Senior Attorney Memorandum” to guide you. No other discovery will be conducted at this point.
Our paralegal staff has already researched this question for you. Within the Client Matter File, you will find the relevant statute (720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/7-1) and 1 judicial opinion (People v. S.M.). For the following assignment, use only that statute and judicial opinion to analyze Mr. Bing’s matter. Cite both the statute and judicial opinion in current Bluebook format.
I am fairly confident that this law office can show that Mr. Bing personally believed he had to use deadly force to prevent his own death or great bodily harm. Therefore, you need not address or evaluate the issue of whether Mr. Bing subjectively believed he had to use deadly force to prevent his own death or great bodily harm. Instead, only address whether Mr. Bing’s belief was reasonable.
The Legal Memorandum must be 4–6 pages and contain the following 4 sections:
- Question Presented
- Short Answer
- Statement of Facts
Prior to submitting the assignment to Blackboard, review the Legal Memorandum – Final Grading Rubric to verify that all components of the assignment have been completed.
Submit the Legal Memorandum – Final by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.