E-books, CDs, downloadable content, and software purchases are non-cancellable, non-refundable, or non-returnable. Click here for more information on LexisNexis eBooks. EBook versions of this title may contain links to Lexis+ ™ for additional legal research options. A valid Lexis+ ™ subscription is required to access this content. Part I provides a general methodology for constructing legal arguments. The second part focuses more on the development of persuasive and well-reasoned legal premises and deals with the effective integration of legal doctrine and evidence into the structure of argument. Part III shows how the method can be put into practice by giving two detailed examples of constructing complete legal arguments from scratch. Part IV contains a detailed protocol for reducing well-constructed legal arguments to written form and a concrete illustration of this process. There is also concrete guidance on how to identify and avoid a variety of common errors in the written presentation of legal arguments.

Part V moves from the basics to more advanced techniques of persuasive legal argumentation. These include rhetorical tactics of framing and emphasizing how to respond to arguments, maintaining professionalism in advocacy, and ethical boundaries of argumentation. «In law school, professors always tell us not to focus on the trees, but to step back and see the forest when we are analyzing legal issues. This book certainly encourages this well-thought-out approach. — Amanda Johnson, law student «The question before this court is whether a trap argument derived from . is frivolous. Just because a legal argument is new does not mean it is frivolous. Law develops only by taking into account new legal arguments. I do not have the authority to indicate that the spin-off theory is not good law in Canada and, therefore, Ms. Griffin should be allowed to raise this issue for review by a panel of this Court.

I find that the argument of derivative police provocation, while new, is not frivolous and will not necessarily fail, and that it is appropriate for it to be considered by at least one panel of this Court [emphasis added].» «This book will help you read, it will help you write, and it will help you think clearly about the arguments advanced in legal discourse.» – Jonathan Williams, law student Huhn shows that there are five different types of legal arguments (based on text, intent, precedent, tradition, and politics), and through countless examples, This book teaches law students, lawyers, and judges on how to identify, create, attack, and evaluate any type of argument. The book contains useful tips and illustrations on how to weave the different types of arguments together to make them more persuasive. The third edition of the book adds a chapter on the role that analogous reasoning plays in solving difficult cases and developing the law. You`ll also find writing guidelines that show you how to present a well-constructed legal argument in writing in a way that makes legal decision-makers persuasive. At the heart of this indispensable work is his step-by-step syllogism-based method, designed to guide the lawyer through the process of creating a winning argument. Intuitive Organization presents the material in five parts: Legal Argument: The Structure and Language of Effective Advocacy is a comprehensive guide designed primarily for law students in litigation research, writing, analysis, and advocacy courses and judicial advocacy programs. Inside, you`ll find detailed explanations of how lawyers construct legal arguments and practical guidelines for the process of turning litigation raw materials – cases, statutes, witness statements, documents, common sense – into persuasive advocacy tools. «The five types of legal arguments will help you change the way you read from simply understanding and memorizing legal texts to critically analyzing and interpreting the text and arguments put forward in the text.

I wish I had read this book during my 1L year.» – Kathleen Rose, law student «The book provides a good introduction to legal analysis and shows students the importance of identifying the categories of legal arguments they encounter.» – Ben Wiles, law student «I found The Five Types of Legal Argument invaluable because it succinctly breaks down legal analysis. First, reading legal opinions, especially with majority and dissenting opinions, can be a dizzying experience. But as you break down arguments, you learn to recognize calls to different types of arguments. The reward is twofold: first, you can more easily understand legal opinions and criticize or appreciate them on a more sophisticated level. Second, the five types of legal arguments become a list of tools you can use to find compelling legal arguments. – Bryce Landier, former law student. Discover more of the author`s books, see similar authors, read author blogs, and more. The return of a program that is not the original purchase will not result in the cancellation of the subscriber`s subscription.

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