Topic: Appellate Opinion


Type: Research paper

Format: APA


APPELLATE OPINION RESEARCH PROJECT ASSIGNMENT – 10 to 12 pages (double spaced) with Reference List: Assignment: * Locate and analyze an appellate court case opinion (state or federal) directly related to the course objectives. See the “Think like a lawyer” framework in the Classroom. * Explain why you chose this specific case. * Identify and analyze the issues raised by the opinion, and discuss how the opinion relates to one or more of the course objectives. Include a discussion of the historical context of the case, and practical implications for practitioners or policymakers. * Locate and discuss any expert commentary (e.g., law review articles) regarding the opinion and any prior or subsequent opinions or articles that relate to the opinion in question. * Discuss any public policy issues raised by the opinion. * State and defend your agreement or disagreement with the outcome of the opinion and defend your conclusion. * Key issues raised by the opinion should be analyzed in depth, with detailed attention to historical context and practical implications for practitioners or implications for legislative or executive policymakers. Note: * You must cite your chosen case and any other cases in the proper legal citation format as we studied early in the course. * References supporting the description or analysis must be specifically and correctly cited in accordance with APA standards. Multiple references should be used where appropriate. * References should be specific down to a level of section or page numbers of the source, and not a URL. The accuracy and precision of citations will be graded. * The paper must be submitted through, and adjustments made to obtain an acceptable score. * Your work product should demonstrate effective written communication and graduate level writing, and should comply with the basic formatting and citation requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition. A table of contents is optional. Grading Rubric: Four areas of grading are identified. Each of the first three areas will count for 30% of the overall grade. The fourth area will count for 10%. The research paper overall counts as 20% of the grade for the entire course.

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