A decision by the Texas Supreme Court is mandatory authority for a Virginia trial court.
After the discovery phase, the parties often draft and file motions for_________?
In the common law process, the part of the precedent case that binds a future court is the holding.
The content within the rule explanation and rule application sections need not be consistent with one another.
Rule-based reasoning justifies a result by establishing and applying a rule of law.
Principle-based reasoning justifies a result by analyzing which answer would be best for society at large.
The lawyer’s writing roles include of the following, except:
A decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia is mandatory authority for a Virginia trial court.
The rule statement should be somewhere in the rule explanation, but it doesn’t need to be in the introductory (thesis) paragraph
Citations are absolutely necessary in all of the following, except:
The best place to begin with the rule application section is a sentence or two stating the factual conclusion.
When drafting a document explaining a legal issue it must be analyzed by first identifying and understanding the governing rule and then applying that rule to a particular set of facts.
Scholarly, academic sources include all of the following, except:
Law-trained readers want to learn your answer, so the first thing your reader will want to see is:
All of the following are stages of the writing process, except:
The United States Court of Appeal for the state of Colorado is the ______ Circuit Court of Appeal.
What is the name of your professor?
The Bluebook citation method can be used as in-text citations or in footnotes.
Ordinarily, a writer should tailor their document for the reader’s understanding. However, for assignments that are submitted to a professor the work should be drafted in a manner that communicates your learning and understanding. Therefore, for assignments submitted in your courses you should assume that you are “writing to a law-trained reader who has no particular expertise in the area you are discussing.”
When interpreting a statute’s language which of following is the most important inquiry?