Word of the Week: Case Brief

Case Brief (Noun)

Definition:  A short document which outlines and condenses a legal case. It is one way students and even lawyers use to take notes about case law. The case brief follows a specific format and usually includes the case facts, procedural history, legal issue, judgment, reasoning and further comments.

Example: After reading the case brief I referred to the original law report in order to read the full case.

This word features in Episode 39 of the Study Legal English Podcast.