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A headnote; a short note preceding the text of a reported case that briefly summarizes the rulings of the court on the points decided in the case.

The syllabus appears before the text of the opinion. The syllabus generally is not part of the opinion of the court but is prepared by a legal editor employed by a private law book company that publishes court decisions to serve as a quick reference for a researcher. Some courts prepare the syllabus for their own decisions, but in many states the syllabus has no legal effect. Ohio is one exception, however, where the court-prepared syllabus is part of the decision and is considered a statement of the law. In most states, only the opinion of the court containing the original statement of the grounds for the opinion may be used in legal papers in a lawsuit to convince a court or jury of a particular point of law.


Court Opinion.

See: capsule, compendium, outline, pandect, plan, program, prospectus, summary, synopsis
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South Sudan has no unified syllabi as different state governments continue to borrow curriculum from Sudan and different east African countries.
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As I scanned my syllabi, I corrected the errant referencing errors that I encourage my students to avoid in their written documents.
This small body of literature reveals that very little is known about what qualitative research content is actually included on syllabi taught at CSWE-accredited social work programs.
An interesting fact could be to compare our syllabus with other syllabi existing at particular faculties of the Slovak University of Technology and for example to use content analysis for comparison of topics and subtopics and constantly continue in improving our programme and syllabi.
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