2016 MAJOR Extra Credit Assignment

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2016 MAJOR Extra Credit Assignment

Post by Waterstone » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:03 pm

To: Valley College STUDENTS Fall 2016
From: S.Waterstone
Re: Your Major Extra Credit Assignment

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IMPORTANT FACTS:

1. I will only accept "typed" (word processing) products. No handwritten reports will be graded.

2. Due date: The assignment is due on November 15, 2016. I will accept your assignments earlier than the due date, but NOT ANY LATER. If you are not in class for any reason on the due date, you must mail your assignments to me at this address:

STUART I. WATERSTONE; ATTORNEY AT LAW; P.O. BOX 33781
GRANADA HILLS, CA., 91394-3781

If mailed, they must be postmarked no later than the above noted due date. If they are postmarked later than this date, or bear no postmark as to date, then there will not be any points awarded. If you choose this method I will not be bound by any legal rules regarding mail box delivery, i.e. if the assignment is lost in the mail or I don't receive it I will not be able to give credit for it.

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The purpose of the assignment is for you to learn, through independent study, the legal principles concerning Cyber Torts. The background information for this assignment is contained in a brief section on P. 285 of your textbook. (Top complete paragraph.) It is therefore highly recommended that before you attempt to start briefing your assigned case that you re-read this section very carefully.

I have also listed, in your section of the website, the way a case should be briefed.

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THE ASSIGNMENT:


I am assigning each of you one of the cases listed. The number is in red on your returned test one papers. You are to prepare a careful brief of your assigned case.

Please note that the "Brief" is brief. It's not called a long. Your copying the entire case that is presented to you is not a brief. You must distill the key facts, issue, holding, and the court's reasoning. This distillation is what a Brief is all about. It is used for a quick reference as to what each case stands for. You also must use the headings that are listed on the explanation for briefing to receive full credit. (It is similar to writing answers to your hypotheticals. The main difference is that you are distilling and condensing the Title of the case, Key Facts, Issue, Court's Holding, and Court's Reasoning.)

THIS ASSIGNMENT IS WORTH 15 POINTS MAXIMUM. THE FIFTEEN POINTS ARE EARNED FOR A BRIEF THAT I CONSIDER TO CONTAIN ALL THE ELEMENTS OF A GOOD BRIEF. IF YOU DON'T MEET THIS STANDARD YOU WILL EARN LESS POINTS. If you don't use the proper 'bullet" headings you will not earn any points. THE POINTS THAT ARE EARNED ON THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR AVERAGE OF YOUR TWO SEMESTER TESTS. EXAMPLE IF YOU AVERAGE A 78 ON THE FIRST TWO TESTS (NOT THE FINAL EXAM) AND RECEIVE A SCORE OF NINE ON THIS ASSIGNMENT YOUR AVERAGE WILL BE RAISED TO an 87.

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