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									Legal News Article
Analysis
Select four news articles that have to do with a legal issue from the newspaper. They can be
local, provincial or federal but they must be about LAW.
Complete the following for each news article:

1) Identify the title, author, date of the article, type of article, and the
   Newspaper’s Name.

2) Identify the type of news article it is and what type of law the article represents (Public or
   Private)

3) Identify the area of law the article represents (Criminal, Constitutional, Administrative,
   Family, Contract, Tort, Employment....etc....) and in one paragraph justify your choice.

4) Write a paragraph summarizing what the article is about in your own words.




                                      RUBRIC
You will be assessed based on the following:
Assessment
                      Level 1               Level 2                Level 3                   Level 4
 Thinking             Submissions reflect   Submissions reflect    Submissions reflect     Submissions reflect
                      no understanding of   limited                an understanding of     a deep
                      the article and/or    understanding of the   the article and/or      understanding of the
                      types of law, and     article and/or types   types of law, and       article and types of
                      articles selected     of law, and articles   articles selected are   law, and articles
                      have no connection    selected have some     appropriate             selected are
                      to the law            connection to the                              connected to the law
                                            law                                            to a great extent
 Communication        Responses are not     Little attempt has     An attempt has been     No grammatical or
                      clearly               been made to edit      made to edit work,      spelling errors,
                      communicated          work, many             effort has been         responses are well
                      overall               grammatical and        made to expand and      written, detailed
                                            spelling errors        clearly explain ideas   explanations
                                                                                           provided, and
                                                                                           clearly
                                                                                           communicated

								
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