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What is Law?

by: Sanobar Shaikh

What is Law? EN.661.301.01

Sanobar Shaikh

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What is Law? What is a brief? Dudley v. Stephens
Writing for the Law
Doug Sandhaus, Mark Franceschini
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sanobar Shaikh on Monday March 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to EN.661.301.01 at Johns Hopkins University taught by Doug Sandhaus, Mark Franceschini in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views.


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Date Created: 03/28/16
Class 1 Thursday, January 28 , 2015 Writing for the Law  What is Law? o Law comes from reading cases of the past to inform the present  Brief o Legal version of an outline o Pertinent information at your fingertips o Read old cases and think like a lawyer o When writing a brief, relay relevant facts o Set forth issue before the court o Holding of case—not tied factually to the case o Kernel of law (black letter law) and use to help us determine and decide  future cases o Reading this in order to defend someone in a criminal case  R v. Dudley and Stephens o Criminal case o R is the plaintiff (brings the suit to the court) o Dudley and Stephens are the defendants (brought to the court) o What does R stand for?  Government entity where the case takes place  Case in England—Rex / Regina  All British criminal cases start with R  1884—Queen Victoria  o “14 Q.B.D. 273 (1884)”= case number o Civil case—descendants doing lawsuit o Difference between a supposition and a fact—the boy was ill o Supposition vs. Speculation  o Two of them made the decision, three ate o Brooks may have been charged with another case, not charged for murder o Murder  Killing someone  Defenses  Medical, insanity  Location, jurisdiction  Self defense  Intention (manslaughter otherwise) o Defense of murder used here: self­defense o Don’t assume any facts o Issue: is killing someone to defend your own life qualify as self­defense? 


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