Student Case Brief/Presentation Project
The basic purpose for briefing a case is to help you understand the particular legal issues of the
case, learn the proper universally accepted format and to refresh your memory on the significant
portions of the case later as needed.
Each student will brief a case in the requested format that deals with some aspect of the
emergency services. Each individual will present their brief in class, explaining all pertinent
facts, concluding with a discussion of how we personally can avoid such a pitfall. Your case
must have been tried in a court of law and may not be taken from those listed in the texts.
Instead, you must perform credible research regarding your case (LexisNexis database;
findlaw.com etc.) or another acceptable law specific database … not Wikipedia, a fire
publication etc; seek librarian help if necessary. Each brief should be at least 3 pages in length
with a thorough discussion of potential policy implications as related to some aspect of the
emergency services. The written brief will be worth 50 points, with another 50 points credited
when adequately presented in class with a provided teaching outline (10 points extra credit if
you attend all sessions of students briefing). Proper formatting, grammar and spelling will count
for a significant part of your grade, so edit your work carefully. Your case brief must follow the
model described in class. Briefs must be typed double-spaced with 1″ margins. No fonts larger
than 12 point are to be used. You will be prepared to fully discuss/explain your findings in class
on the date as assigned.