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PROJECT 3 – Statutory Analysis Memo ( 10 %)
Due 11:59 pm ET, Tuesday Submit to Assignment Folder
The purpose of this project is to develop skills analyzing facts, a legal issue, and a statute, applying the statutory law, and explaining the analysis in a legal memorandum. Course Outcome Met by Project 3:
Draft objective, well-organized memoranda that analyze legal issues based on statutory law and case law
Background: Attorney Chong has asked you to draft a statutory analysis memo related to the Hastings case. The Project 3 statutory analysis memo will analyze case facts and statutory law. Facts: Please refer to the HASTINGS CASE FACTS: Projects 1,2,3,4 in Content to review the facts and court opinions relevant to Mary Hastings’ case.
NOTE: Review the facts in the Hastings case, but – for this project only – ASSUME A CHANGE IN FACTS IN THE HASTINGS INCIDENT. This change in facts in the Hastings case include: Substitute 2 different dates into the incident facts:
assume Hastings had her slip and fall incident on January 2, 2015,
assume Hastings did not seek legal advice from Chong & Associates until June 5, 2018. ALL OTHER FACTS WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR THIS PROJECT. Instructions:
Review the Project 3 rubric.
Using the facts in HASTINGS CASE FACTS: Projects 1,2,3,4 – EXCEPT THE SUBSTITUTED 2 NEW FACTS LISTED ABOVE: Draft the statutory analysis memo using the IRAC format. The memo must follow the IRAC format and include four sections: Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion. Review a sample IRAC memo in Week 4 Instructor Notes.
The memo analysis must address the issue and apply the statute below. ISSUE:
Whether, under Maryland law, Mary Hastings is time barred from pursuing her complaint against Gilford Pines Condominium Association by the Maryland statute of limitations?
Statutory Law: Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Section 5-101
Comprehensively, analyze the facts, issue, and apply the statutory law. Substantively explain your analysis and support your conclusions. __________
TO: Alice Chong, Esq.
FROM: (your name), Paralegal
RE: Mary Hastings Claim Against Gilford Pines Condominium Association
Include proper citations for all information.
Review the Project Memo
Thoroughly read the presentation to ensure all required elements are present. Review the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this assignment.
Proofread for spelling and grammatical issues. Use the spell and grammar check in Word.
Submit the project in the Assignment Folder The assignment submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered a student’s final product, and therefore, ready for grading by the professor. It is incumbent upon the student to verify the assignment is the correct submission. NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work, and only your work. You may not use any work from another student, the Internet or an online clearinghouse. You are expected to understand and follow the Academic Integrity and plagiarism policy. Rewrite policy: A rewrite for self-improvement and feedback is always an option; a re-write for credit is not an option.