Course Description

LAWS 6823
Legal Reasoning
General Description:
This course aims to present legal reasoning skills crucial to the crafting and criticism of legal arguments. The classes will cover topics that include rules and standards, the art of the legal distinction, dealing with legal contradictions, facts and framing, level of abstraction, baselines, legal interpretation, formalism and realism, policy analysis, the performative character of law, metaphors for law, and others.

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LAWS 6823-001

Instructor(s): Pierre Schlag

Credits: 2

Meeting Times & Locations:
   Tue   2:30 PM - 4:10 PM   WLAW 202