The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win

August 7, 2019 - Comment

Joel Trachtman’s book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your

Joel Trachtman’s book presents in plain and lucid terms the powerful tools of argument that have been honed through the ages in the discipline of law. If you are a law student or new lawyer, a business professional or a government official, this book will boost your analytical thinking, your foundational legal knowledge, and your confidence as you win arguments for your clients, your organizations or yourself. For more information, go to toolsofargument.com.

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Anonymous says:

Useful for young people considering law as a career, but not for anyone with significant legal experience. The usefulness of this book depends entirely on the reader’s legal experience. If you are thinking about law school, are a first year student, or have no experience in moot court/ mock trial, I can see it being very beneficial, because it lays out basic principles cogently. However, you are anything more than a second-year law student, this book is a bit of a waste of money. The content in the book is basically covered in first year civil procedure, or any basic moot court class you will have…

Anonymous says:

The best book for any person who wants to understand how … The best book for any person who wants to understand how American Courts work! At times we all ask questions like “How can this criminal get off on technicalities if it is obvious that he/she committed crime?”, or “How can this be fair?” or “How can a lawyer defend this “bad guy/girl”? This is totally wrong! He/she is a criminal!” The author explains the difference between law and common sense, law and ethics, understanding of crime in legal terms and in laymen…

Anonymous says:

Beginner “intro to law” book If you *aren’t* an attorney or in law school, this book may be very helpful and a fun read. It covers extremely basic concepts which may be valuable to some people. For me, this book wasn’t a great read.The author really waters down legal concepts, which just isn’t helpful for law students and attorneys. In other words, this is like one of those “law for dummies” books. Fun book- but not to be used by people who are actually in the field of law. If you’ve already taken the…

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