Lexis+ Tip of the Week: Case Briefs

LEXIS+ TIP:  If you want all the key answers for your classes you need to extract the right information from the cases you’re reading each day and you need to do it the first time reading through the case. The LexisNexis law school Case Brief is the best way to get started.

LEARN IT [short video]:  https://youtu.be/pZU6OlXZ35Q

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: You’re reviewing your class notes and see reference to Pennoyer v. Neff as being an important case, but your notes don’t elaborate and you can’t remember what the case stood for. Quickly use the LexisNexis Law School Case Brief to fill the gap. According to the Law School Case Brief, what was the issue in Pennoyer v. Neff?


  1. Pull up Pennoyer v. Neff, 95 U.S. 714
  2. OR- Go directly there: https://bit.ly/3m7XyXy
  3. Click the Law School Case Brief button under the case citation
  4. Scroll down and review the Issue


ANSWER: Can a state court exercise personal jurisdiction against a non-resident who was not personally served with process within the state but by publication in a newspaper?


Let me know if you have any questions!


Marva L. Woods, Esq.

Paralegal Program Manager
LexisNexis Legal & Professional
Phone 804-467-9340

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