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ICAIL 2009 Case Modeling Workshop Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 1 Toward Modeling Analogical, Teleological, and
 

Summary: ICAIL 2009 Case Modeling Workshop Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 1
Toward Modeling Analogical, Teleological, and
Hypothetical Legal Reasoning in a Case Microworld
Kevin D. Ashley
Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems
Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
University of Pittsburgh
ashley@pitt.edu
ICAIL 2009 Case Modeling Workshop Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 2
The Goal
Given a case microworld, model Socratic classroom legal arguments:
Students: argue how a problem should be decided by drawing analogies to cases in Casebook assignment
Instructors: probe students' arguments
Arguments to include:
Propose test or rule for deciding a case
Draw analogies to past cases (i.e., precedents)
Justify analogies in terms of underlying legal domain's principles/policies
Challenge proposed tests by posing hypotheticals
Respond to hypotheticals by modifying the proposed test, etc.
Case microworld of legal discourse ensemble of real legal cases, hypothetical examples, concepts,

  

Source: Ashley, Kevin D. - Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

 

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