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case system

n. the method of studying law generally used in American law schools, in which the students read, outline (brief) the cases, discuss and hear lectures about the cases. Each case presented stands for a particular rule of law in the subject matter covered and is contained in "casebooks" on particular topics (contracts, torts, criminal law, constitutional law, agency, etc.). The system is useful since it relates the law to real and factual situations which assists students in memorization and encourages deductive reasoning. The case system is reinforced by textbooks and outlines on the subject matter, which were formerly the principal sources of learning. The method was introduced first at Harvard in 1869 by professor Christopher C. Langdell and soon became standard.

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this tender concerns the public tender for a vth & A application and a case system for the west-holland environment agency.
The agreement consists of the working delivery and subsequently the implementation, maintenance and support of an it solution for case-oriented work (also called: case system).
Contract awarded for Purchase of computer equipment for the purposes of the case system and documents
In this context, The digital work program team is looking for an implementation staff who helps with the design of the new case system. The deployment worker has the following tasks: - ~training~ and coaching the organization in case-oriented work, - provide training to key users and other end users, - guiding end-users during go-live business case and in the period after.
Following the successful implementation of the Crown Court Digital Case System (DCS), we recognise there remains opportunities to develop and improve the user experience.
it is about making available, Implementing, Managing and maintaining a case system (zs) with an integrated document management system (dms).
Tank also is an attorney and advocate for children in the foster case system, working with Court-Appointed Special Advocates of DuPage County.
Introduced in 2015, the Digital Case System is used in crown courts across England and Wales.
The recorder also said that the sentence was being reduced because of the delay, plus their mitigation "which I've read in documents uploaded to the digital case system" and because of their guilty pleas.
A new variant I discovered is the uniVERSE Case System, featuring a slim, protective OtterBox case with a modular rail mount on the back that allows the attachment of a variety of accessories.