How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students

11 The Green Bag 2d 51 (2007).

16 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2008 Last revised: 9 Mar 2018

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Orin S. Kerr

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This essay is designed to help new law students prepare for the first few weeks of class. It explains what judicial opinions are, how they are structured, and what law students should look for when reading them.

Keywords: case, law

JEL Classification: K1, K41

Suggested Citation

Kerr, Orin S., How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students (2007). 11 The Green Bag 2d 51 (2007). , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1160925

Orin S. Kerr (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley School of Law ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

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