Worksheet: Describe the Case

Worksheet

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First, you will complete the Describe the Case Worksheet to start the analysis of your case. One common method of case analysis is called the Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion (IRAC) method. For this task, you will only be completing the “Issue” portion of the IRAC method

Modified from http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/irac.html
IHP 420 Describe the Case Worksheet
Issue (What facts and circumstances brought these parties to court?)
Who are the parties in this case:
plaintiff and defendant?
What facts and circumstances
brought these parties to court?
Is the court deciding a question of
fact
—i.e., are the parties in dispute
over what happened?
Or is it a
question of law—i.e., is the
court unsure which rule to apply to
these facts?
Which facts of the case raise issues?
What are the nonissues?
Other

IHP 420 Describe the Case Guidelines and Rubric


Using the case provided for Final Project I: Malpractice, complete the provided worksheet using
complete sentences and submit to your instructor as a Microsoft Word document.
Your instructor will use the rubric below to make sure you have correctly identified the crucial facts in
the malpractice case.
Guidelines for Submission: Complete and submit the Describe the Case worksheet.
Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor
feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review
these instructions.

Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Parties Includes all of the
parties in the case
Incorrectly or incompletely
identifies the parties in the
case
Does not identify
parties in the case
20
Facts and
Circumstances
Accurately explains
the facts and
circumstances that
brought the parties to
court
Mentions some of the facts
and circumstances that
brought the parties to court
Does not correctly
identify facts and
circumstances that
brought the parties to
court
20
Question of Fact or
Question of Law
Correctly explains
whether the court is
deciding a question of
fact or a question of
law
Correctly identifies whether
the court is deciding a
question of fact or a
question of law, but does
not provide supporting
facts
Does not correctly
identify whether the
court is deciding
question of fact or
question of law
20
Facts That Raise
Issues
Clearly explains which
facts of the case raise
issues
Correctly identifies facts
that raise issues but does
not provide supporting
information
Does not correctly
identify facts that
raise issues in the case
20
Explanation of
Nonissues
Clearly explains the
nonissues of the case
Correctly identifies
nonissues of the case but
does not explain them
Does not correctly
identify nonissues of
the case
20
Total 100%

 

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