Thinking like a lawyer : a new introduction to legal reasoning /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Schauer, Frederick F
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Is there legal reasoning?
  • Rules : in law and elsewhere
  • The practice and problems of precedent
  • Authority and authorities
  • The use and abuse of analogies
  • The idea of the common law
  • The challenge of legal realism
  • The interpretation of statutes
  • The judicial opinion
  • Making law with rules and standards
  • Law and fact
  • The burden of proof and its cousins