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The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law Ward Farnsworth

The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law By Ward Farnsworth

The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law by Ward Farnsworth


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Summary

There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. This work brings together various tools for thinking about law. It is suitable for law students, practitioners seeking a one-stop guide to legal principles, or those with an interest in the law.

The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law Summary

The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law by Ward Farnsworth

There are two kinds of knowledge law school teaches: legal rules on the one hand and tools for thinking about legal problems on the other. Although the tools are far more interesting and useful than the rules, they tend to be neglected in favor of other aspects of the curriculum. In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law. From classic ideas in game theory such as the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Stag Hunt to psychological principles such as hindsight bias and framing effects, from ideas in jurisprudence such as the slippery slope to more than two dozen other such principles, Farnsworth's guide leads readers through the fascinating world of legal thought. Each chapter introduces a single tool and shows how it can be used to solve different types of problems. The explanations are written in clear, lively language and illustrated with a wide range of examples. The Legal Analyst is an indispensable user's manual for law students, experienced practitioners seeking a one-stop guide to legal principles, or anyone else with an interest in the law.

The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law Reviews

This is an outstanding book that occupies a significant and unique niche in the literature of jurisprudence and legal methodology. Ward Farnsworth introduces students and practitioners alike to basic methods of legal analysis across a broad range of disciplines. This book should become the ultimate 'toolkit' for those new to the profession. - David J. Bederman, Emory University School of Law

About Ward Farnsworth

Ward Farnsworth, who clerked for both Judge Richard A. Posner and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, is professor of law and the Nancy Barton Scholar at the Boston University School of Law. He is coauthor of Torts: Cases and Questions.

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GOR007575072
9780226238357
0226238350
The Legal Analyst - A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law by Ward Farnsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
20070615
326
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