Recommended Titles and Treatises

Litigation logic: a practical guide to effective argument

by Paul Bosanac. American Bar Association. 2009.
486 pages.

Bosanac presents concrete (and true) examples of flawed logic used in legal argument. He notes that “informal fallacies” are powerful tools to sway opinion. They are so commonly used in legal argument that it is very difficult to constantly listen critically in order to identify and object to a fallacious statement. This book provides an interesting flow chart to assist in hearing the fallacies in your opposition’s argument and in crafting your argument to be free of flawed logic. He includes a chapter on the legal ethics issues s of argument. Even if you are not interested in the logics discussion, the critique he provides of statements made in legal settings is very enlightening.

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