Due: 10th October
Late Penalty: Per SoHT Policy
Just like a “Legal Team” would do in real life, your Legal Team will work to brief a court ruling. In writing a case analysis (also called a “case brief”), your task is to summarize a court ruling.
(A “court ruling” is sometimes called a court -opinion-, or -judgment-). In many ways a case brief can be compared to a book report, as it is meant to summarize the key aspects of a larger body of information. Your team will discuss the aspects of the case which are described below.
Just as in the real working world, when you take a job you will need to work with other team members. Sometimes you will like some of your team members a lot … sometimes not so much. However, we must all learn to work well with people we like and with people we don’t like as much. Learning how to do this is an extremely important skill on the job and in life as well. At work, our managers need a job to get done, and they expect that their employees will all work well as a team to get that job done.
Case Analysis Submission will contain the following headings and information:
1. Introduction/Opening: Identify the key problems and issues in the case study. Formulate and include a statement, summarizing the outcome of your analysis in 2-3 sentences.
2. The Facts: what transpired between the parties involved before the case was brought to court
3. The Issues: the questions that are addressed by court in this specific case. You should outline the legal issues to be resolved by this particular court. Issues may include matters of fact or matters of law. In some cases, the appropriate applications of specific legal tests are being debated. In other cases, certain elements of the law need to be defined. Issues should generally be stated in the form of concise questions needing decisions.
4. The Court’s Decision
5. The Court’s Reasoning Supporting the Decision: the Court’s/Judge's actual decision and the reason for deciding the way he/she did
6. Conclusion (You will have to reach consensus as a team on this part)
• Do you agree with the court, and why?
• Why is this case important? How does it relate to other cases or situations in life? What does it show about how fair the law is to plaintiffs and defendants? How does this case impact society as a whole?
• This section must be your team’s ORIGINAL thoughts about the case. In other words:
? This section is NOT simply a summary of what has already been stated elsewhere by the court or in your case brief so far (doing this will produce a grade of “0” for your Conclusion section which is worth 5 marks).
? The thoughts your team submits for the Conclusion must NOT be from other authors/the internet. If your team uses other authors’ thoughts in the Conclusion this will be considered plagiarism and your team will receive a grade of “0” for the entire assignment even if you include citations for these thoughts. Your job here is to think for yourselves!
• Explain briefly why your team chose this particular case. What was interesting about it? How will this particular case impact your careers in tourism or hospitality?
• What are the two most important things your team learned from this case?
• Format requirements for your Submission:
• Formatting is: typed, single-spaced, font size = 12, and 1-inch margins left, right, top, and bottom
• Maximum of 5 pages in length including the following: a title page (1 page), the case analysis (maximum of 3 pages), and a works cited (1 page)
• You may use external sources to support your research but ensure you cite each of these if so
• You must use APA documentation to ensure you have not plagiarized. http://library.senecacollege.ca/Research_Help/Citing_Sources/index.html
4 Needs Work - Fair
2. The Facts
3. The Issue(s) 5
5 Shows thorough understanding of case and of legal considerations Shows considerable understanding of case and of legal considerations Shows some understanding of case and of legal considerations Shows limited understanding of case and of legal considerations
4. The Court’s Decision
5. The Court’s Reasoning Supporting the Decision 5
5 Identifies the court’s decision and explanation or reasoning on the legal question with a high degree of accuracy Identifies the court’s decision and explanation or reasoning on the legal question with considerable accuracy Identifies the court’s decision and explanation or reasoning on the legal question with some accuracy Fails to identify or Identifies the court’s decision and explanation or reasoning on the legal question with little accuracy
6. Conclusion 5 Shows insightful commentary on importance of case.
Makes highly effective and insightful connections to other similar situations. Shows thoughtful commentary on importance of case.
Makes relevant and logical connections to other similar situations. Commentary on importance of case shows basic thinking.
Makes some relevant connections to other similar situations. Missing or ineffective commentary on importance of case.
Connections to other similar situations are unclear or missing.
7. Reflection 5 Communicates reasoning for case selection with a high degree of clarity.
Makes highly effective and insightful connection to career role(s). Communicates reasoning for case selection with considerable clarity.
Makes effective and thoughtful connection to career role(s).
Communicates reasoning for case selection with some clarity.
Makes some relevant connection to career role(s). Reasoning for case selection is missing or unclear.
Connection to career role(s) is unclear or missing.
9-10 7-8 4-6 0-3
Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling Layout, Format and APA
10 Grammar, punctuation and spelling are almost flawless correct.
Layout and format fully comply with Assignment. APA has no issues. Grammar, punctuation and spelling have a few minor issues but do not generally affect meaning.
Layout and format fully comply with Assignment. APA has minor issues. Grammar, punctuation and spelling have several issues but do not generally affect meaning.
Layout and format mostly comply with Assignment. APA may be missing or have major issues. Grammar, punctuation and spelling have several issues and some affect meaning.
Layout or format does not comply with Assignment or APA is missing.