Sante Fe v Doe Case Brief help

Sante Fe v Doe Case Brief help


The case brief will be graded on the rubric in the student resources section under case brief. 

Please carefully review the rubric before you start the assignment. 

By briefing a case, you are reading the entire court opinion then summarizing it into your own words so that the important information from the brief is easier to understand and remember. 

Legal case names should be done in standard “Blue Book” format.

  Example: York v. Smith, 65 U.S. 294 (1995).

For further information see and look under the “How to Cite” section. In addition see the attachment “how to brief a case”. 

Case briefs are used to highlight the key information contained within a case for use within the legal community, as court cases can be quite lengthy. When writing case briefs, all information must be properly cited. Make sure you are not copying and pasting from your source. Most of the material should be paraphrased; quotations should make up no more than 10% of the brief. 

Prepare a legal brief on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Santa Fe Independent School Dist. v. Doe, 530 U.S. 290 (2000) which is attached as a PDF document.

Note: since the purpose is to highlight and summarize key information, merely copying and pasting from the case does not accomplish this goal. You must summarize the facts in your own words, using quotations sparingly.