Legal Analysis: There's a Template for that!
ALSB Journal of Business Law & Ethics Pedagogy, Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2019
29 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2018 Last revised: 28 Aug 2019
Date Written: September 12, 2018
Legal analysis is an important and difficult skill to teach students. The relationships between the law and facts, and the use of the facts to support a legal conclusion, require practice. This paper introduces a technique called the "legal analysis template" which helps students breakdown the law into elements, and then apply the facts to the law in order to support a legal conclusion. Students fill in the section of the template to reach a conclusion supported by both facts and law.
Keywords: Legal Analysis, Legal Frame Working, Legal Analysis Template, Legal Studies Education, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
JEL Classification: K40
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