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Sep 28, 2015

Today we are talking about one important facet of your law school experience - learning to argue like a lawyer. From class to court, it's all basically the same.

So, what do Lawyers argue about? Some combination of:

  1. The Facts
  2. The Law
  3. Policy

In this episode we discuss:

  • Examples of the types of arguments you will find in law school
  • How to argue like a lawyer
  • Why law students struggle with the concept of ambiguity
  • The importance of reading cases carefully
  • Why law students struggle when trying to argue about the law
  • Policy arguments and why they can be the most confusing type of argument
  • How professors handle policy arguments
  • What types of arguments will you see on exams and strategies for mastering them

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Thanks for listening! Good luck in law school.

Alison & Lee