Prepare a brief for the hamer v. sidway case – firac format | CL600 Introduction to Legal Analysis I

 

Directions

Prepare a brief for the Hamer v. Sidway case, found in the link below. Use the FIRAC format. Include the court information and date at the top of your paper.

Case: Hamer v. Sidway

Grading and Points

This Assignment is due at the end of Module 3 and is worth 80 points. The grading rubric is found below.

Submitting Your Assignment

When you are ready to submit your Assignment, select the Assignment menu at the top of the screen and choose the Module 3 Assignment Dropbox.

This Assignment addresses the following module learning outcome:

  • Explain and illustrate the components of a case brief.

It also addresses the following course outcomes:

CL600-2: Write briefs of appellate opinions using FIRAC format.

CL600-5: Identify governing rules & principles that apply to fact scenarios.

CL600-8: Use IRAC format to write in a clear, organized manner.

Rubric

Criteria

Introductory

Practiced

Mastery

Score

Facts

The student does not identify facts or some relevant facts.

The student identifies most relevant facts.

The student identifies all relevant facts.

11 Points

0 – 3

4 – 7

8 – 11

___/11

Issue

The student does not frame an issue, or frames an issue that is incorrect or partially correct.

The student frames an issue that is mostly correct.

The student frames the correct issue.

15 Points

0 – 4

5 – 9

10 – 15

___/15

Rule

The student does not articulate a rule or articulates an incorrect or partial rule.

The student articulates a rule that is mostly correct.

The student articulates the correct rule of law.

20 Points

0 – 5

6 – 12

13 – 20

___/20

Analysis

The student does not provide analysis or provides inadequate analysis

The student provides most of the required analysis

The student provides a thorough analysis

15 Points

0 – 4

5 – 9

10 – 15

___/15

Conclusion

The student does not provide a conclusion or provides a conclusion that does not answer the issue.

The student provides a conclusion that is mostly correct.

The student provides a correct conclusion that directly answers the issue.

15 Points

0 – 4

5 – 9

10 – 15

___/15

Mechanics:  spelling,

grammar, punctuation

Student’s work as a number of mechanical errors.

Student’s work has some mechanical errors.

Student’s work is mostly error-free.

4 Points

0 – 1

2 – 3

4

___/4

Total Points

___/80

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