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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

White, Nancy J., Legal Analysis: There's a Template for that! (September 12, 2018). ALSB Journal of Business Law & Ethics Pedagogy, Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2019 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3248471

Nancy J. White (Contact Author)

Central Michigan University ( email )

Dept. of Finance and Law
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
United States
989-774-1842 (Phone)

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