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iRubric: Case Brief rubric

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Case Brief

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Rubric Code: YX9W4C9
Assignment is to brief a court case
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Categories: Subjects: Law  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Graduate

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  Exemplary
3 pts
Satisfactory
2 pts
Unsatisfactory
1 pts
Identification - Heading
Exemplary

Identifies case name and citation in the correct format.
Satisfactory

Does not include one of either the name or citation, or citation is not in the correct format.
Unsatisfactory

Contains no heading.
Issue
Exemplary

Issue correctly identified and is stated in the form of a question.
Satisfactory

Issue correctly identified, but may contain extraneous information and is not stated in the form of a question.
Unsatisfactory

Issue is not completely or correctly identified.
Rule
Exemplary

Rule is correctly identified and is in the form of an If/Then statement.
Satisfactory

Rule correctly identified, but may contain extraneous info and is not in the form of an If/Then statement.
Unsatisfactory

Rule is not completely or correctly identified.
Analysis
Exemplary

Includes all relevant facts and the reasoning logically connects the facts to the rule in accord with the opinion.

Distinguishes important dictum if applicable.
Satisfactory

Includes all key facts and the reasoning may contain weaknesses, but is basically cogent and accords with the opinion.

Does not distinguish dictum.
Unsatisfactory

Does not include all key facts and reasoning is absent or incoherent or is not in accord with the opinion.

Does not distinguish dictum.
Conclusion
Exemplary

Summation complete with correct restatement of the issue and rule.
Satisfactory

Summation mainly complete and correct.
Unsatisfactory

Summation incomplete or incorrect.
Format
Exemplary

Follows the IRAC outline with each element clearly identified.

Brief is within the 2 page limit.
Satisfactory

Follows the IRAC outline, but the elements are not clearly identified.

Brief is outside the 2 page limit.
Unsatisfactory

Does not follow the IRAC outline.
Writing
Exemplary

Professional language and contains no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
Satisfactory

Less professional language and contains a few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors, but they do not detract from reader comprehension.
Unsatisfactory

Unprofessional language and contains multiple grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors which detract from reader comprehension.
Timely
Exemplary

Brief submitted by the due date.
Satisfactory

Brief submitted within 1 class period of due date.
Unsatisfactory

Brief submitted within one week of due date.
Tool Use
Exemplary

Used "Findlaw" online legal research tool to locate opinion. Submitted copy of opinion and search page.
Satisfactory

Used "Findlaw" legal research tool to locate opinion. Submitted copy of search page, but not copy of the opinion.
Unsatisfactory

No evidence of use of Findlaw online legal research tool submitted.
Length and succinctness
Exemplary

Brief is no more than 750 words, is clear and succinct, using economy of expression.
Satisfactory

Brief is no more than 750 words and is reasonably easy to understand.
Unsatisfactory

Brief either exceeds 750 words and /or is difficult to understand.



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