Interoffice Memorandum of Law Assignment
Due date: August 22, 2006
Your assignment is to write an interoffice memorandum of law analyzing the legal positions outlined in Exercises 16.6 or 16.11. In addition to the rules and precedents given by the text, you are required to look in Lexus for any Appeals, Federal, or Supreme Court rulings related to your case. Please observe the following rules:
- Follow the standard structure for the interoffice memorandum: heading, statement of assignment, issues, facts, analysis, conclusion, recommendation.
- If your research yields several cases on point, choose one or two to incorporate in your memorandum. If no cases are on point, choose one or two that can be usefully distinguished from this case.
- Keep your memorandum brief, but thorough. Your target length should be five to seven double-spaced pages.
- Follow the IRAC structure in your analysis of each issue, that is, Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion (see pages 190-191).
- Be sure to follow the correct rules on the hierarchy of courts, and distinguish mandatory from persuasive authority when necessary.
- Use proper and complete legal citation style when citing your sources.
- Use a dictionary or a legal reference work to understand the issue at hand if necessary.