Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Another Guide to Case Analysis

I have also posted a guide to case analysis on SSRN:

A More Rigorous Approach to Teaching the Reasoning Portion of Case Analysis: A Key to Developing More Competent Law Students

The unique part of my approach is that I ask students to identify the type(s) of legal reasoning the judge is using--rule-based reasoning, reasoning by analogy, distinguishing cases and arguments, synthesis (inductive reasoning), or policy-based reasoning.   I believe that having students identify the type of reasoning the judge is using makes them read the case more carefully and it helps them develop their legal reasoning skills.  Also, they can't use canned briefs to cheat.  I understand this is very common today, especially with Quimbee.

(Scott Fruehwald


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