Case Brief Template
- Answer the following questions: Who
are the parties to the lawsuit, what is their
dispute, and how did they get to the
- What is the basic legal question
regarding what specific provision of law
that is to be decided in the case?
- What is the majority vote? Who was
Name the case
the vote in favor of?
Analysis/Rationale of the Court
- Explain the rational/reasoning behind
the court’s decision.What is the majority’s
explanation why it reached its holding?
- What court cases influenced the
court’s decision and set a precedent
for this case? Mention a court case
the judges used to make their
decision and explain how it
influenced their decision.
What was the dissenting opinion if
there was one?
- What rule of law is announced in the
case? (What did this court case