Five Types of Legal Argument

ISBN-10: 0890891079

ISBN-13: 9780890891070

Edition: 2002

Authors: Wilson R. Huhn

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Organized simply and logically, The Five Types of Legal Argument shows readers how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate the five types of legal arguments (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy). It also describes how to weave the arguments together to make them more persuasive and how to attack legal arguments. In this book, Huhn demonstrates exactly why the legal reasoning in a case is difficult to analyze. Each type of legal argument has a different structure and draws upon different evidence of what the law is. Thus this book does not merely introduce readers to law and legal reasoning, but shows how the five different legal arguments are constructed so that various strategies can be developed for attacking each one.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: 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
Discovering a Court's Judicial Philosophy and Your Own Philosophy of Life
Index of Authors and Judges
Index of Cases
Topical Index
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