The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win complements the law school curriculum – particularly in the first year. Its presentation of legal system principles and basic approaches to legal argument will "jump start" students’ legal education, and make them more effective learners. The Tools of Argument provides a framework that will allow students to identify and place in context the legal arguments that they see in cases and secondary materials. Moreover, they’ll have some core tools of argument to help them participate early-on in classroom debates with skill and confidence.
Although not written in a textbook style, the book is designed to provide instruction in core legal analytical techniques, and concepts of procedure, interpretation, reference to precedent, evidence, and more.
The book is especially compatible with the following courses of study, and would be a valuable resource.
Introduction to Law