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What’s a headnote?

What is a LexisNexis Headnote?

LexisNexis Headnotes organize the most important passages from a case by legal topic.  The topics are displayed with descriptive headings above each passage so you’ll always know what the passage is discussing and what legal topics the case covers.

How can I use LexisNexis Headnotes to prepare for class?

LexisNexis Headnotes ensure you haven’t missed important points of law within the case as you prepare for your class discussion and final exams.

What are the differences between LexisNexis Headnotes and other headnotes?

LexisNexis Headnotes are direct quotes from the case and are citable authority.   Other headnotes are not the court’s language and are not citable authority.

Who compiles LexisNexis Headnotes?

LexisNexis Headnotes are compiled by professional case law editors.  These editors are lawyers and former attorneys who read the case and select the most important passages to be categorized by legal topic.

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