Five Types of Legal Argument, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1594605165

ISBN-13: 9781594605161

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Wilson R. Huhn
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Description: The Five Types of Legal Argument succeeds both as a work of legal theory and as a practical guide to legal reasoning for law students, lawyers and judges. Huhn shows readers how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate the five types of legal arguments (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy) and how to weave the different types of arguments toge the theoretical and practical themes of the work. Huhn introduces two additional ways of attacking legal arguments, and in a new chapter he utilizes principles of deductive logic to demonstrate the validity of the theory of the five types of legal arguments. The principal strength of this book is its clarity. Organized simply and logically, the book is written in plain language that is easily understood both by lay persons and professionals. The Five Types of Legal Argument is required reading at a number of leading American law schools, and it is recommended for anyone who wishes to understand how to construct and how to critique legal arguments. ther to make them more persuasive. The second edition further develops both the theoretical and practical themes of the work. Huhn introduces two additional ways of attacking legal arguments, and in a new chapter he utilizes principles of deductive logic to demonstrate the validity of the theory of the five types of legal arguments. The principal strength of this book is its clarity. Organized simply and logically, the book is written in plain language that is easily understood both by lay persons and professionals. The Five Types of Legal Argument is required reading at a number of leading American law schools, and it is recommended for anyone who wishes to understand how to construct and how to critique legal arguments.

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Voices of the Law
The Purpose of Legal Education
The Five Types of Legal Arguments
Text
Intent
Precedent
Tradition
Policy
Identifying the Five Types of Legal Arguments
Creating Persuasive Arguments
How to Attack Legal Arguments
Intra-Type Attacks on Textual Arguments
Intra-Type Attacks on Intent Arguments
Intra-Type Attacks on Precedent Arguments
Intra-Type Attacks on Tradition Arguments
Intra-Type Attacks on Policy Arguments
Cross-Type Arguments
Foundational Cross-Type Arguments
Relational Cross-Type Arguments
Text versus Intent
Precedent versus Policy
Text versus Policy
Text versus Precedent
A Logical Demonstration of the Theory of the Five Types of Legal Argument
Discovering a Court's Judicial Philosophy and Your Own Philosophy of Life
Index to Authors and Judges
Index to Cases
Topical Index
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