Analogizing and Distinguishing Legal Cases

  • Christopher Mark Macneill
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  • Christopher Mark Macneill

    Alumni of U. Edinburgh, School of Law, U.K.

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This short article examines how to do analogical reasoning to analogize and distinguish legal cases. It is presumed that readers have already received instruction on relevant basic concepts, including the common law system, the structure of the U.S. courts, mandatory/persuasive authority, and legal reasoning generally.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 690 - 696


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