Lrw: Legal Analysis Introduction

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Legal analysis is the art of creating reasoned, logical, legal arguments and applying those arguments to a particular set of facts. Mastering legal analysis is an essential component of being a successful lawyer. This quiz will examine your understanding of the process of legal analysis. Select the best answer for each question. You will have 3 minutes to complete each question and will not be able to go back once you have answered.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sound legal analysis will require you to: (select only one)
    • A. 

      Find the facts

    • B. 

      Analyze the facts

    • C. 

      Find the law

    • D. 

      Analyze the law

    • E. 

      Find and analyze the facts and the law

  • 2. 
    Typical sources for lawyers collecting important facts include: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The client

    • B. 

      Witnesses and experts

    • C. 

      Documents

    • D. 

      Objects and other tangible evidence

    • E. 

      Visiting sites

  • 3. 
    The questions you ask to collect facts should concentrate on: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Understanding the background

    • B. 

      Understanding the client's story or history

    • C. 

      Helping find relevant law

    • D. 

      Nothing, there is no need to concentrate on certain issues.

  • 4. 
    Identify the steps in legal analysis in the proper order:
    • A. 

      Analyze the law, collect the facts, create logical legal arguments.

    • B. 

      Create logical legal arguments, collect the facts, analyze the law.

    • C. 

      Collect the facts, create logical legal arguments, analyze the law.

    • D. 

      Collect the facts, analyze the law, create logical legal arguments.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    To analyze the law, you must: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Identify legal issues

    • B. 

      Find controlling law

    • C. 

      Understand the relationship among the various legal branches

    • D. 

      Apply a variety of legal reasoning techniques to create sound, logical, legal arguments

  • 6. 
    True or False: The most pervasive techniques used in creating legal arguments are (1) rules, (2) analogies, and (3) policies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Fill in the blank. A legal argument that shows why an interpretation of the law is consistent or inconsistent with the goals of the rule is a(n) _______________ argument.
    • A. 

      Rule-based

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Policy

  • 8. 
    Fill in the blank. A legal argument that compares your client's case to a case that has already been decided is a(n) _______________ argument.
    • A. 

      Rule-based

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Policy

  • 9. 
    Fill in the blank. A legal argument that examines the elements of a statute or case is a(n) _______________ argument.
    • A. 

      Rule-based

    • B. 

      Analogy

    • C. 

      Policy

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