February 19 Wednesday

Statutory & Case Law Workshop Series: Part 2, Session 1

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:10PM - 1:10PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Description

Do you want to learn more about analyzing statutes and cases for a memo, brief, or research paper?  If so, this interactive workshop series is for you!  In this two-part series, you will learn how to research statutes and case law in the context of a specific legal question.  Using the results of your research, you will then learn how to analyze these sources to be able to answer the legal question.  You will leave this series with an introduction to the skills you need for research and analysis in legal or academic writing, as well as in your professional writing. 

Part 2: Researching and Analyzing Case Law 
In the first session, you will practice researching case law relevant to your question and making sure the cases you find are good law.  You will also learn techniques for keeping track of your research so that you maintain focus on finding the cases most relevant to your research question. In the second session, you will learn how to analyze case law using one of the cases found in your research workshop.  We will identify the issue(s) before the court and the applicable legal rule(s) affecting the case. You will also practice summarizing the court’s application of the rule to the facts of the case and the case holding. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to articulate the answer to the question presented.

All sessions will take place at the Yale Law School from 12:10-1:10p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to one or both sessions by registering here 

Contact Information

Monica Maldonado

monica.maldonado@yale.edu