Thursday, December 8, 2011
Earlier this week, I mentioned that the LSAC study concluded that law students have problems dealing with ambiguity. Charles Calleros has two ambiguity exercises here.
"The Grocer's problem nicely illustrates ambiguity, by showing how even a "statute" with two "judicial" applications can point in different directions in the application to a new case, depending on the rationale for the previous applications."
"Rules for Lina illustrates uncertainty in the interpretation of the first case, allows students to clear up that ambiguity and to construct a multi-faceted rule through synthesizing 4 cases, and introduces uncertainty in the application of facets of that rule to new facts in the essay exam."