A theory of legal reasoning and a logic to match

  title={A theory of legal reasoning and a logic to match},
  author={Jaap Hage},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence and Law},
This paper describes a model of legal reasoning and a logic for reasoning with rules, principles and goals that is especially suited to this model of legal reasoning. The paper consists of three parts. The first part describes a model of legal reasoning based on a two-layered view of the law. The first layer consists of principles and goals that express fundamental ideas of a legal system. The second layer contains legal rules which in a sense summarise the outcome of the interaction of the… CONTINUE READING

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