EXERCISES


In this Tutorial Exercise we have presented several hypothetical EXAMPLES to aid in understanding the various different types of logical arguments and how they can be used in constructing valid legal arguments. Shown, infra, is a list of these EXERCISES, along with a brief description of what it is designed to do. Click on the appropriate link to view each EXERCISE.

EXERCISE 1. This Exercise is designed to TEST the student's UNDERSTANDING of the basic principles involved in DEDUCTIVE REASONING by allowing students to create their own LOGICAL SYLLOGISMS.

EXERCISE 2. This Exercise explains the basics of developing a basic argument BY ANALOGY utilizing a simple fact scenario involving the factual comparison of three different types of fruit.

EXERCISE 3. This Exercise utilizes the basic reasoning by analogy strategy developed in EXERCISE 2, supra, and demonstrates how reasoning by analogy can be utilized within the context of constructing an actual legal argument.

EXERCISE 4. In this Exercise, students are given an opportunity to COMBINE a REASONING BY ANALOGY argument WITH an argument based upon traditional DEDUCTIVE REASONING to structure a logically proper legal conclusion in response to a specific question involving the application of a few simple legal rules to specific facts.