Coding Guide for Larson Legal-Argument Research

43 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019 Last revised: 29 Mar 2021

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Brian Larson

Texas A&M University School of Law

Date Written: March 26, 2019


(As if fall 2020, the final version of this document and replications data for the associated study are available on the Texas Dataverse: Scholars should use those materials instead of this SSRN document.) This document is a coding guide for a research project I am conducting on how lawyers and judges use citations to courts’ opinions in their arguments. It is posted here to permit collaborators and potential collaborators to access the current coding guide. Please contact me before using this guide to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Keywords: legal argumentation, citation, coding guide

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Larson, Brian, Coding Guide for Larson Legal-Argument Research (March 26, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Brian Larson (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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