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The craft of legal reasoning

Author: Brian L Porto; Calvin C Jillson
Publisher: Fort Worth, TX : Harcourt Brace College Pub., ©1998.
Series: Potomac series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideal for courses in constitutional law, judicial process and politics, or law and society, [this book] prepares undergraduates for case analysis and debate by providing systematic instruction in legal language and the legal method.... [The book includes] numerous case examples of the legal method in operation [which] allow students to learn the legal method prior to analyzing cases on their own ... Three helpful  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian L Porto; Calvin C Jillson
ISBN: 0155036963 9780155036963
OCLC Number: 38990501
Description: xvii, 195 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Nature and importance of legal reasoning --
Statutory construction --
Constitutional interpretation --
Common-law decision making --
Administrative regulation --
Summary and conclusion --
Appendix[es]: American courts, organization and jurisdiction; Federal appellate circuits; Finding legal sources.
Series Title: Potomac series.
Responsibility: Brian L. Porto ; under the general editorship of Calvin C. Jillson.

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Ideal for courses in constitutional law, judicial process and politics, or law and society, [this book] prepares undergraduates for case analysis and debate by providing systematic instruction in legal language and the legal method.... [The book includes] numerous case examples of the legal method in operation [which] allow students to learn the legal method prior to analyzing cases on their own ... Three helpful appendices explain the structure and jurisdiction of state and federal courts, list the federal appellate circuits, and explain how and where to find the legal sources cited in the book. A comparison of common law and civil traditions shows the unique roots of American law and the values that continue to shape it. -Back cover. [The book] is designed for advanced undergraduates, but beginning law students will also find it useful. -Pref.

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