The Legal Analyst A Toolkit For Thinking About The Law

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226238350
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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

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226238369
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In The Legal Analyst, Ward Farnsworth brings together in one place all of the most powerful of those tools for thinking about law.

The Legal Analyst

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Ex ante and ex post -- The idea of efficiency -- Thinking at the margin -- The single owner -- The least cost avoider -- Administrative cost -- Rents -- The coase theorem -- Agency (with Eric Posner) -- The prisoner's dilemma -- Public ...

Farnsworth S Classical English Rhetoric

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567923852
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Rhetoric is among the most ancient academic disciplines, and we all use it every day whether expertly or not. This book is a lively set of lessons on the subject.

Torts

Author: Ward Farnsworth
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business
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Plentiful intermediate-length cases -- shorter than lead cases, but more detailed than note cases -- give students a broad survey of the field. Problems interspersed throughout the book help students develop the skills they need for exams.

Thinking Like A Lawyer

Author: Kenneth J. Vandevelde
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0813345251
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Professors and students will find the book useful in almost any introductory law course at the graduate level and in advanced undergraduate courses on law.

In The Shadow Of The Law

Author: Kermit Roosevelt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374261873
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A group of attorneys is assigned to two controversial and difficult cases, a pro bono death-penalty case in Virginia and a class-action lawsuit against a Texas chemical plant following an on-site explosion that killed dozens of workers, in ...

A Nation Under Lawyers

Author: Mary Ann Glendon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674601383
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Offering a guided tour through the maze of the late-twentieth-century legal world, in which even lawyers themselves can lose their bearings, Glendon depicts the legal profession as a system in turbulence, where a variety of beliefs and ...

Thinking Like A Lawyer

Author: Frederick Schauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674032705
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This primer on legal reasoning is aimed at law students and upper-level undergraduates.

Getting To Maybe

Author: Richard Michael Fischl
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 161163217X
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If you don’t know how to play 'Czar of the Universe' on law school exams (or why), get this book. And if you do want to learn how to think like a lawyer—a good one—get this book.