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Citations

100

Authority, decisions, and opinions handed down by the courts.

What is case precedent?

100

A detailed explanation and application of a precedent case is used to set this up.
What is a case comparison?

100

This is the acronym we have been using all year to organize analysis of a legal issue in objective and persuasive memoranda.

What is CREAC?

100

This is the voice you want to edit out of your legal writing, for the most part.
What is passive voice?

100

This is the punctuation you use to separate cases in a string cite.
What is a semicolon?

200

The filter you would use to find cases in a specific geographic area on Westlaw or Lexis.
What is jurisdiction?

200

Organize your legal analysis by this rather than by case.
What is a legal issue or rule?

200

You should always use this at the beginning of your discussion section.

What is a roadmap or thesis sentence/paragraph?

200

You should not rely on spellcheck to eliminate these simple common problems.
What are missing or duplicative words or typos?

200

This citation form can only be used when citing to the same single source cited in the prior citation.

What is Id.?

300

Use this to determine if your case or statute is still good law.
What is a citator (or Shepard's or KeyCite)?

300

These are the facts used in the precedent court's holding and/or reasoning that we want to analogize to our client's facts.
What are the legally significant facts?

300

Full sentences that are used to organize and persuade throughout your argument section.
What are point headings?

300

You should always use this typeface for case names in your legal writing.
What is underline or italic?

300

One should use this tool to indicate page number for almost every case citation.

What is a pincite?

400

Use this connector to ensure that two search terms are in the same paragraph of the course.
What is /p?

400

Do this when comparing your client's facts to a precedent case.
What is an analogize or distinguish?

400

Every fact that you mention in your application sections of your memo must also be found here.
What is the Statement of Facts?

400

When editing, you only need to provide this type of cite in the first instance that you refer to the case.
What is a full cite?

400

This type of primary authority should never be underlined or italicized in a citation or textual sentence.
What is a statute?

500

Use this function on Westlaw (or by another name on Lexis) to find cases that involve the same legal topic.
What is Key Search or the Key Number System (on Westlaw) or Legal Issue trail (on Lexis)?

500

A decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is what kind of authority for a District Court in the First Circuit?
What is persuasive authority?

500

The style of writing you use when trying to present a general overview of the legal issue to the supervising attorney or client.
What is objective?

500

Be sure you use this format with quotations of 50 words or more.
What is a block quote?

500

This is the place in the Bluebook where you will find the correct citation format for each state's courts and statutes.
What is Table 1?