Appendix GProf. Robin A. Boyle St. John's University School of Law
Law School Quiz Answers
LAW QUIZ ANSWERS FOR
Point Headings, Persuasive Writing, Adverse Cases, and Citations
|A. ||Point Headings|
|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 - Editor, Shirley A. Griggs - Editor.
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 237.
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