This course is for students who wish to become more effective at analyzing the law. Topics will include:
1. using persuasion theory to create more convincing legal arguments;
2. understanding the unspoken rules of legal logic to promote sound analysis; and
3. applying the various forms of legal reasoning (particularly those other than analogical reasoning) to improve legal argument.
Class sessions will be interactive and discussion-based. Students will be assessed by a series of small assignments (including in-class presentation) and a take-home project.
| Prerequisite: Registration for both Persuasive Legal Writing and Advanced Legal Methods is prohibited.
is limited: 20
<<Course Updated: April 03, 2013>>