State the facts of the case in your own words.
Issue spotting is the skill of recognizing in the facts a pattern that implies
a certain type of issue.
What is the ruling by the court? Who won?
The length of each part of the case brief need not be evenly distributed.
Facts: which ones were dispositive and which ones not
Prior cases that were followed, differentiated, or overruled
Statutory law and how it was interpreted
Public policy principles