Legal analysis: synthesizing authorities
A commenter writes:
- One thing I have noticed in youngsters' briefs that is rather odd is a failure to synthesize the law and the facts of a particular case. They will state the facts, state the law, and then draw a conclusion without explanation.
This falls into the category I call "specify, specify, specify." Do not merely state a legal principle and then assert a conclusion. Specify how the conclusion derives from the principle in light of the facts of your case.