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Solving a Case Problem (BL 260)

Step 3: Identify the issue, asking what is debatable

In Step 3 you can use many of the sources you consulted in Step 2 to find out which elements of the theories are applicable to this case.  Then, by looking at the sources listed below, you will determine what is debatable about the case.

Sources to consult

  • Cases
    • Available online
    • What you'll find: Court rulings detailing the debatable points of the case, citations to other cases and code
  • United States Code Annotated (USCA)
    • Available online
    • What you'll find: The United States Code with annotations and research helps
  • Burns Indiana Statutes Annotated
    • Available online and in print* and online in Nexis Uni
    • What you'll find: The Indiana Code with annotations and research helps such as relevant cases

*See online for the most current edition.