CASE reading, structuring and analyzing decisions by judges
Abstract: It is essential for law students to acquire knowledge about the applicable general rules of law. A major source of applicable rules within the Dutch legal system is, next to statutes, the category of decisions by judges. Law students experience difficulties with finding, reading and comprehending these decisions. CASE (Case Analysis and Structuring Environment) is an instructional environment developed to support students in finding, reading, structuring and analyzing decisions by judges. CASE presents the student an environment in which she can practice with finding, reading, structuring and analyzing a decision in order to determine in what way this decision adds to the body of applicable legal rules. CASE can be used by law teachers to store selected decisions by judges and to add key words and by law students to search, structure and analyze decisions by judges.