As you prepare for law school, you will hear something about briefing cases, or maybe you will even be taught this. Basically, it involves identifying all the operative parts of a case facts, procedural posture, holding, dicta, etc.Do not waste time writing one for each case that you read. Now, I have heard of exceptions you will hear of people who briefed their cases and got straight As but this is the exception and not the rule. I do know two people personally who did very well briefing cases. But more on this on my separate page on law school case briefs.