Case Note (Criminology & Justice)

A case note is a summary of a case usually accompanied by an identification of key legal issues and an analysis of the judicial decisions and application of the law.

Searching for a case

Make sure you check your instructions before searching for a suitable case as you may have been asked to select a case on a particular area of law or from a specific jurisdiction, i.e. Victoria.

Here are some helpful ways to search for a case:

  • Use a search engine such as Austlii
  • Use a text book on the area of law that you are interested in (law texts will refer to cases so this may be a good starting point)
  • Ask the library for help

Find out about the elements of a case note in the Case Note Guide below.