Examples in Legal Reasoning: Legal Hypotheticals

  title={Examples in Legal Reasoning: Legal Hypotheticals},
  author={Edwina L. Rissland},
This paper discusses examples, particularly hypotheticals, their use and generation, in legal reasoning. It examines the use of sequences of hypotheticals. I INTRODUCTION In the legal domain, as in many others like mathematics, linguistics and computer science, examples are crucial to reasoning. In the law, cases play the role of examples; many of the examples considered are "hypothetical" as opposed to "real", that is cases that have been actually litigated. In particular it is the "fact… CONTINUE READING
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