LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)


LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)

Study Guide

Unit 8: Legal Communication

Learning Objectives

After completing Unit 8 you should be able to:

  1. describe the role of deductive, inductive, and analogical reasoning in legal thought
  2. explain the difference between factual and legal issues
  3. explain the concepts of facts, evidence, burden of proof and standard of proof
  4. describe the principal types of legal issues and the methods of argument appropriate to them
  5. describe the basic structure of a written argument or submission
  6. list some guidelines for making an oral legal argument
  7. prepare a basic written submission to assist legal decision making including the following parts: issues raised; relevant law; evidence presented; argument of law and fact; and decision requested