Law School Quiz Answers
Prof. Robin A. Boyle
St. John’s University School of Law
LAW QUIZ ANSWERS FOR
Point Headings, Persuasive Writing, Adverse Cases, and Citations
|1) A point heading is a statement of the legal conclusions the advocate is asking the court to adopt. |
|2) They are located within the body of the Argument and in the Table of Contents or the Index. |
|3) Point headings have two purposes: organization and advocacy. |
|4) It is preferable to move from general to specific headings. |
|5) Headings should be structured as: |
|a) Major headings—all capital letters, no underlining; |
|b) Subheadings—no capital letters, with underlining; |
|c) Lesser subheadings—no capital letters, no underlining. |
|6) What the headings should contain: |
|a) The major heading should concisely contain the issue being discussed (including the relevant legal rule), your position on this issue, and the basic reasons for that position. |
|b) When lesser headings are used, the larger heading should contain your issue and your position concerning the application of a particular legal rule. The lesser headings should provide the reasons for that position. |
|B. Ten tips for writing a persuasive brief are listed below: |
|1) You do the work, not the reader. |
|2) It is worth spending time to carefully craft the Question Presented, point headings, and subheadings. |
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Book title: Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Education.
Contributors: Rita Dunn - Author, Shirley A. Griggs - Author.
Publisher: Bergin and Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 237.
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