Analogical Reasoning

Legal Writing in Context, Suan McMahon ed

11 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2018 Last revised: 4 Aug 2021

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Susan McMahon

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Sonya G. Bonneau

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: August 6, 2018

Abstract

This chapter from our book Legal Writing in Context aims to demystify analogical reasoning for law students. We break down why, exactly, this muddy and controversial form of reasoning has become such a bedrock of legal analysis and provide specific suggestions for how to construct effective analogies in legal writing.

Suggested Citation

McMahon, Susan and Bonneau, Sonya G., Analogical Reasoning (August 6, 2018). Legal Writing in Context, Suan McMahon ed, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3227128

Susan McMahon (Contact Author)

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

Sonya G. Bonneau

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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