Logic for Lawyers

Logic for Lawyers
  • An Introduction
  • Author(s): Jonathan E. Soeharno and Daniël F.H. Stein
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-194-2, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2021
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Logic for Lawyers offers an introduction to logic, tailored to legal practice.

Logic is a basic tool for the legal professional. Law is an argumentative practice and therefore lawyers need to know how to argue. This book discusses the classical topics of logic – schemes of argumentation, syllogisms, fallacies and propositional logic – always with the use of practical legal examples. This book pays special attention to the role of logic in rhetoric too, as any lawyer would want others to accept the argument.

Furthermore, this book has an in-depth section which discusses insights from modern logic – such as predicate logic and modal logic – again while using practical legal examples.

This makes it an indispensable reference work for every legal practitioner.

Information about the author(s)

Jonathan Soeharno is full professor of administration of justice and legal philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He is also a practising lawyer and an acting court of appeal judge (commerce chamber). He holds degrees in law, theology and philosophy. His academic work focuses on ethics, integrity, judicial decisionmaking, disciplinary systems, logic and rhetoric. He is involved in the professional education programmes of lawyers, judges and public prosecutors.

Daniël Stein holds degrees in both law and philosophy. After having worked as a lawyer (admitted to the Amsterdam bar) for a number of years, he is now completing his PhD in law at Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). His academic work mainly focuses on the law of obligations, property law, insolvency law and logic.

In collaboration with Sjoerd Oppenheim

Product specifications

Author(s) Jonathan E. Soeharno and Daniël F.H. Stein
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-194-2,#1 edition
Publication date 26 mei 2021
Number of pages 192 Pages
Suitable for Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO), Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO)
Series Boom Juridische studieboeken
Brand Boom juridisch
Subject(s) Law (general), Metajuridica, Juridische vaardigheden
Language English

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