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Project 2 The Case Law Analysis Memo
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PROJECT 2 – Case Law Analysis Memo ( 10 %)
Due 11:59 pm ET, Tuesday Submit to Assignment Folder
Purpose
The purpose of this project is to develop skills analyzing a legal issue and explaining that analysis in a legal memorandum.
Course Outcome Met by Project 1:
Draft objective, well-organized memoranda that analyze legal issues based on statutory law and case law
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Background: You and Attorney Chong are continuing to work on client Mary Hastings case. The next step is for you to draft a case law analysis memo for Mary Hastings’ case to submit to Attorney Chong.
The Project 2 Case Law Analysis Memo should analyze and explain the issues and law in cases relevant to Mary Hastings’ case. Also, the memo should apply that law to the facts, and set out reasoned conclusions. Facts: Please refer to HASTINGS CASE FACTS: Projects 1,2,3,4 in Content to review the facts and court opinions relevant to Mary Hastings’ case.
Instructions
Review the Project 2 rubric.
Review the court opinions relevant to the Hastings case:
Deering Woods Condominium Association, 377 Md. 250
Joseph, 173 Md. App. 305
Maans, 161 Md. App. 620
Using the three court opinions above, draft a case law analysis memo evaluating the stated issue in the Mary Hastings case (see below).
The memo must follow the IRAC format and include four sections: Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion. Review sample IRAC memos in Week 4 Instructor Notes and Week 5 content. NOTE ABOUT THE WEEK 5 SAMPLE: Do NOT follow the sample in Writing an Application of the Law in Week 5 content. INSTEAD, follow the UPDATED SAMPLE in the content for this week. Note that the sample in the Week 4 Instructor Notes is a good sample for the format. However, the UPDATED SAMPLE is better to follow to see how to flesh out the Rule and Analysis sections.
The memo analysis focuses on:
ISSUE:
Whether Gilford Pines Condominium Association could be held liable for Mary Hastings’ slip and fall injuries if it had actual and/or constructive notice of a dangerous and/or defective condition and failed to take reasonable care to fix the condition? Comprehensively, from all parties’ perspectives, apply the law to the Hastings case and fully support and explain your conclusions. __________
Memorandum Format
Memorandum
TO: Alice Chong, Esq.
FROM: (your name), Paralegal
RE: Liability Assessment of Gilford Pines Condominium Association
DATE:
Issue
Rule
Application
Conclusion
Include proper citations for all information.
Citations must follow The Bluebook rules for citation and style, using the regional citation format.
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Review the Project Memo
Thoroughly read the presentation to ensure all required elements are present. Review the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this assignment.
Proofread for spelling and grammatical issues. Use the spell and grammar check in Word.
Submit the project in the Assignment Folder The assignment submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered a student’s final product, and therefore, ready for grading by the professor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work, and only your work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand and follow the Academic Integrity and plagiarism policy. Rewrite policy: A rewrite for self-improvement and feedback is always an option; a re-write for credit is not an option.

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