Structure of Legal Argument and Proof

2010, Evidence, Jurisprudence, Legal Education admin

Cases, Materials and Analyses, Second Edition
By: J.S. Covington Jr.

This work introduces the reader to theories of proof used in trials and provides methods for analyzing legal rules and abstractions that are essential to understanding legal studies. It begins with a discussion of common defective reasoning – fallacies (faulty references) – as they sometimes appear in legal reasoning. An able advocate will know how to defeat analytically the false dilemma, post hoc, bootstrapping, the faulty inference by syllogism, and many others. Covington explains that legal reasoning is not as complex as the novice might believe it to be. With just two major forms of reasoning and four kinds of argument, the structures of argument and proof are limited.

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Structure of Legal Argument and Proof

2009, Evidence, Jurisprudence, Legal Education admin

Cases, Materials and Analyses – Second Edition
By: J.S. Covington Jr.

Covington’s Structure of Legal Argument and Proof, Second Edition provides an introduction to argument, proof, and evidence analyzed in terms of classical logic. This work introduces the reader to theories of proof used in trials and provides methods for analyzing legal rules and abstractions that are essential to understanding legal studies. Professor Covington explains that legal reasoning is not as complex as the novice might believe it to be. With just two major forms of reasoning, inductive and deductive, and four kinds of argument, hypothesis, syllogism, analogy, and generalization, the structures of argument and proof are limited. Law instructors, students,

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Black Kalendar of Scotland:

2009, Civil Procedure, Criminal Justice, Evidence, United Kingdom admin

Records of Notable Scottish Trials
By: A.H. Millar

This reprint is full with tales of the prisons, or “tollbooths” of Scotland, names of legendary castles and their infamous inhabitants. The beautiful illustrations by Martin Anderson greatly enhance the accounts of like in Scotland from the 12th Century and provide the background of historic and long ago landmarks. Black Kalendar will be a great addition to any United Kingdom or Scottish Law collection and a valuable find for the legal researcher or genealogist.

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Originally Published: Dundee and London; John Leng &

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Structure of Legal Argument and Proof:

2008, Evidence, Jurisprudence, Legal Education admin

Cases, Materials and Analyses
Second Edition
By: J.S. Covington Jr.

Covington’s latest work provides an introduction to argument, proof and evidence analyzed in terms of classical logic. This work introduces the reader to theories of proof used in trials and provides methods for analyzing legal rules and abstractions that are essential to understanding legal studies. Professor Covington explains that legal reasoning is not as complex as the novice might believe it to be.

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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2006

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The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of Indictment

2008, Criminal Justice, Evidence, Legal History, United Kingdom admin

Against Thomas Walker of Manchester, Merchant, Samuel Jackson, James Cheetham, Oliver Pearsal, Benjamin Booth and Joseph Collier …
Compiled by Joseph Gurney
Edited by Thomas Walker

This new reprint from Hein is considered one of Thomas Erskine’s most famous cross-examinations, in which he demolished the principal witness for the Crown, saving his client from the charge of treason. Erskine’s lengthy jury address is reported verbatim in this book as well.

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Originally Published: Philadelphia; Printed for Samuel Harrison Smith; 1794.
Reprinted: Buffalo; William S.

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Essays on Procedure and Evidence

2008, Biography/Writings on Legal Minds, Evidence, Law Reform admin

By Thomas G. Roady, Jr. and Robert N. Covington

This acid-free reprint from Hein is “A” rated in the AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries. This book is dedicated to a man who devoted his life to adjective law reform, Professor “Eddie” Morgan. It includes tributes to Professor Morgan from such great legal scholars as Felix Frankfurter, as well as 12 essays on the subject by many notable authors.

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Originally Published: Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press; 1961
Reprinted: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2007

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