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A primer on legal reasoning

Author: Michael Evan Gold
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An introduction to the most important forms of legal reasoning using the principles of analytical or critical thinking"--
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Gold, Michael Evan.
Primer on legal reasoning.
Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018012784
(OCoLC)1029087931
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Evan Gold
ISBN: 9781501730276 1501730274 9781501728594 1501728598
OCLC Number: 1028911712
Description: xvii, 340 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Issues --
Identifying the governing rule of law --
Levels of abstraction --
Deduction --
Induction --
Arguments in general --
Arguments classified by function --
Arguments based on evidence --
Policy arguments --
Doctrinal arguments --
Analogies and precedents --
Distinctions --
Holding and dictum --
Reductios ad absurdum --
Subjective and objective standards --
Interpreting statutes --
Prima facie case, affirmative defense, burden of proof --
Application of law to fact --
A model of legal argument.
Responsibility: Michael Evan Gold.

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