Session 03.2.2

Modelling the law in predicate logic (Scott Brewer, and Giovanni Sartor)

Themes covered in this session:

  1. Criteria of adequacy for representing legal arguments: when does one need propositional logic, when does one need predicate logic?

slides by Bartosz Brozek (link)

exercise with Georgia statute and case of wright v. Newman (link)

Exercises Giovanni (link)

Optional readings:

  • Brewer, The “Logocratic” method of teaching the logical structure of American Contract Law in the basic Contracts class at Harvard Law School (link)
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