A Student's Guide to Legal Analysis: Thinking Like a Lawyer
Provides law students with a way of organizing and thinking about their coursework and about the cases, laws, and regulations they confront every day. a concise, accessible text designed to aid all law students regardless of subject matter based on the premise that despite the law's complexity, there are three primary questions that recur in different guises throughout legal practice: -Is there a law?- Has it been violated?- What will be done about it? brings order to the chaotic stream of legal issues that law students confront in the cases and materials they study introduces the dynamics of legal argument gets students to recognize the basic questions posed in a legal dispute as well as the predictable reasons lawyers give for reaching one resolution or another contains a helpful glossary of legal terms and extensive Index, as well as a list of suggested readings
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THE ONLY THREE QUESTIONS IN
The Only Three Questions in Law
IS THERE A LAW?
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