HOW TO BRIEF A CASE
FACTS: Pick out the relevant facts. Tell what happened. This should be about four sentences. Who? What? Where? When?
ISSUE: What is the question that the case is asking?
RULE: What rule of law comes from this case? This is usually an answer to the question in the issue.
APPLICATION: Why was the case decided this particular way? Was it the facts? Was it a case that came before it?
CONCLUSION: Who won.