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Do law schools teach the logic in “Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking”?

I was browsing the Legal Reasoning section at a law library, and stumbled on 2016 Springer book Logic in the Theory and Practice of Lawmaking. I was curious and flipped. OMG! I have J.D. from ...
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Why isn't legal knowledge more easily available?

I'm a researcher in economics. For a project I am working on, I've realized I need a better understanding of NYC Real Estate law. I've realized in this pursuit that there is no easily accessible ...
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Should I go to law school? What do I need to know?

I'm thinking about enrolling in law school, but I haven't taken the LSAT yet or done any serious research regarding schools, career tracks, etc. My question is: what are some resources I should be ...
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Is the following scenario legal Let's say that there is a student A, who sends student B in a personal email but on school campus and on school wifi. Student A's email includes derogatory description ...
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What level of knowledge about Law should every person have? And how to get that knowledge (either free or paid)?

As we go through the education system, we all learn a little bit of literature, history, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. In my experience, I have not come across any education about law,...
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Am I Explaining Implied Consent Correctly?

Okay, so I'm trying to start a series of articles explaining how the city government of Fort Worth, Texas operates – mostly as a writing exercise. I do however want to ensure I'm factually correct. ...
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Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a criminal record?

My partner wants to study law and do a law degree but has a extensive criminal record. Is it possible to become a lawyer if you have a record? If they decide to go through with it, would they be ...
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How comparable are the “Law School Legends” series of audiobook-on-CD to 1L and 2L lectures of the same course name?

In particular, I have in mind Freer's Civil Procedure title. It consists of about 10 hours or so. However, most of the syllabi I can find for Civil Procedure indicate 20+ scheduled classes for this ...
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Reading comprehension for law: source material

I have no legal training, but suddenly find myself, as a part of my duties, asked to read legal documents, -- principally regulations, draft regulations, and tribunal outcomes -- in a nominated non-...
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Does studying philosophy make you a better law student more than other subjects?

Though many excellent jurisprudents have studied philosophy, I recognise the Fallacy of Composition and so the question is: do philosophy enhances someone's abilities as a law student more than other ...
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R. v. Ojibway: impact of the “pony bird” on case law?

In Regina v. Ojibway (8 Criminal Law Quarterly 137 (1965-66)), a Canadian case, a member of the First Nations of Canada had relieved a wounded pony of his suffering by gunshot and was accused pursuant ...
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Applying for PHD in Florida. Application question

State: Florida Subject: Applying for PHD programs in Florida Question on Application: "Have you recieved disciplinary action?" "Have you ever been arrested for, been convicted of, or entered a plea ...
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How to effectively search laws?

A common answer to problems and situations includes researching your state/country's law to check what are the consequences of a particular action. As a layman, it is difficult to do this research ...
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Why are lawyers not called “doctor”?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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Why obtain two first degrees in law, when one suffices?

(TL;DR - Summary) Why study 2 first professional degrees in law? I know firsthand that a first degree in law from Canada, US, UK, or Oceania qualifies for postgraduate law programs (eg LLM) in these ...
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Do law students truly need to read judicial opinions entirely? [closed]

Most law instructors advise law students to read the entirety of a judicial opinion, but is there any research or studies that have examined this question? Certainly, law students should read SOME ...
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Earliest Law Review

In what year was the first student-edited law review published, and which institution was it published by? For this question consider a law review to be: "[a] periodic publication of most law ...
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In the past, how did lawyers learn the academic side of law?

In the past, I have read that lawyers simply 'read law' on their own or in an office, before passing the legal (bar) exam. But if they only indentured and never went to law school, then how did they ...
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How to self-learn law today, like those lawyers in the past who never went to law school?

One can simply read law textbooks and judgements of legal cases, but what else?