How to Brief a Case

Try this CALI lesson for some practice on briefing a case. Take this online interactive tutorial through the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) website.  The University of Akron School of Law provides access to CALI for our law students.  There are over 900 lessons and drills covering substantive legal topics and legal skills.

Here is a description about the lesson:

“This is an exercise designed to introduce first-semester law students to the basic elements of a typical case “brief” and to teach them general methodology for writing their own briefs. The exercise consists of three parts: (1) an introduction to the purposes and uses of a case brief; (2) a detailed examination of each of the ten components of a typical case brief (with examples); and (3) two actual cases that students are asked to read and then to brief.”

Lesson Completion Time: 2 hours
CALI Password: First year law students- see the Orientation Materials for your CALI password or stop in at the Law Library.
How to find this lesson: Follow this link to CALI and log-in.
Questions?  Contact Lynn Lenart, Assistant Law Librarian for Reference Services.  330-972-6357,, Law Library, second floor, office 269.