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Bundle: Force of Logic: Using Formal Logic as a Tool in the Craft of Legal Argument and Foolproof: The Art of Communication for Lawyers and Professionals, Second Edition

Authors
  • Stephen M. Rice
  • Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla
Series / Aspen Bundle Series
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Force of Logic: Using Formal Logic as a Tool in the Craft of Legal Argument, First Edition
Stephen M. Rice
Paperback ISBN: 9781601566096 

Have you ever read a legal opinion and come across an odd term like the fallacy of denying the antecedent, the fallacy of the undistributed middle, or the fallacy of the illicit process and wondered how you missed that in law school? You’re not alone: every day, lawyers make arguments that fatally trespass the rules of formal logic—without realizing it—because traditional legal education often overlooks imparting the practical wisdom of ancient philosophy as it teaches students how to “think like a lawyer.” In his book, The Force of Logic: Using Formal Logic as a Tool in the Craft of Legal Argument, lawyer and law professor Stephen M. Rice guides you to develop your powers of legal reasoning in a new way, through effective tips and tactics that will forever change the way you argue your cases. Rice contends that formal logic provides tools that help lawyers distinguish good arguments from bad ones and, moreover, that they are simple to learn and use. When you know how to recognize logical fallacies, you will not only strengthen your own arguments, but you will also be able to punch holes in your opponent’s—and that can make the difference between winning and losing. In this book, Rice builds on the theoretical foundation of formal logic by demonstrating logical fallacies through the use of anecdotes, examples, graphical illustrations, and exercises for you to try that are derived from common case documents. It is a hands-on primer that presents a practical approach for understanding and mastering the place of formal logic in the art of legal reasoning. Whether you are a lawyer, a judge, a scholar, or a student, The Force of Logic will inspire you to love legal argument, and appreciate its beauty and complexity in a brand new way.

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Foolproof: The Art of Communication for Lawyers and Professionals, Second Edition
Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla
Paperback ISBN: 9781601567932

If you want to successfully lead a meeting, make your case before a judge or jury, pitch a new client, counsel a client over the phone, or lecture to an audience of hundreds, you need to communicate with ease, confidence, and style. Foolproof: The Art of Communication for Lawyers and Professionals, written by international communications expert Rebecca Diaz-Bonilla, is a personal laboratory for improving your preparation for any oral communication, achieving vocal success, enhancing body language techniques, and expressing the right emotion. With a new chapter on women and communication, this second edition will help all readers speak with confidence and command the attention of their audience. Some are born with great skills in rhetoric. With practice, those talented few can become amazing. Others are terrified at the idea of speaking in public, and there are strategies to cope with that challenge. And then, there is everyone in between. After working through the advice and exercises in Foolproof, you will walk away more confident, armed with practical tools for developing your communication skills.
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Product Information
Edition
First Edition
Publication date
Copyright Year
2019
Pages
290
Print Bundle
9781543814439
Subject
Litigation
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