Helping Law Students to Understand US Supreme Court Oral Arguments: A Planned Experiment

@inproceedings{Aleven2005HelpingLS,
  title={Helping Law Students to Understand US Supreme Court Oral Arguments: A Planned Experiment},
  author={Vincent Aleven and Kevin D. Ashley and Collin Lynch},
  booktitle={ICAIL},
  year={2005}
}
The transcripts of oral arguments before the US Supreme Court provide interesting opportunities from the viewpoint of legal education. As the pinnacle of legal argumentation, they illustrate, often in dramatic fashion, a sophisticated process of concept formation and testing driven by skillful posing of hypotheticals. Yet it is not easy to get beginning law students to understand the arguments and the underlying processes of hypothesis formation and testing. We introduce a novel project with… CONTINUE READING