Legal Methods:Cases and Materials / Edition 3

Legal Methods:Cases and Materials / Edition 3

by Jane C. Ginsburg
     
 

This casebook serves a course in introduction to legal reasoning. It is designed to initiate students in the legal methods of case law analysis and statutory interpretation. In a course of this kind, students should acquire or refine the techniques of close reading, analogizing, distinguishing, positing related fact patterns, and criticizing judicial and legislative… See more details below

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This casebook serves a course in introduction to legal reasoning. It is designed to initiate students in the legal methods of case law analysis and statutory interpretation. In a course of this kind, students should acquire or refine the techniques of close reading, analogizing, distinguishing, positing related fact patterns, and criticizing judicial and legislative exposition and logic.Law students’ introduction to law can be unsettling: the sink or swim approach favored by many schools casts students adrift in a sea of substantive rules, forms and methods. By contrast, the Legal Methods course seeks to acquaint students with their new rhetorical and logical surroundings before, or together with, the students’ first encounters with the substance of contracts, torts, or other first year courses. This approach may not only be user friendly; it should also prompt students to take a critical distance from the wielding of the methods. In this way, students may avoid (or at le

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599415390
Publisher:
West Academic Publishing
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Series:
University Casebook Series
Edition description:
3
Pages:
690
Sales rank:
356,080
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  Case Law: The Analysis and the Synthesis of Judicial Decisions
Chapter 2.  The Interpretation of Statutes
Chapter 3.  The Interplay of Legislation and Caselaw

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