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Policy-Based Analysis

Recognizing and understanding policy in cases is a challenging task - and an invaluable tool. Knowing the policy behind case law and statutes and understanding the underlying policies helps us apply the law on exams and when representing clients. Engaging and practicing these skills throughout your law school career is essential.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain and actively identify the difference between a rule and a policy statement.
  2. Extract policy from cases and lectures.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to include policy in outlines and analyses.
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