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Issues, issue spotting, and issue muddling

Posted by Julia Belian
Julia Belian
Associate Professor Julia Belian, although less than a century old herself, find
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on Friday, 20 December 2013
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One of the things we learn to do in law school is to "spot issues," as they say.  The label is somewhat misleading; you probably already see issues all around you.  The skill we learn in law school is really more of a skill at distinguishing issues:  Distinguishing similar issues from each other, distinguishing relevant issues from irrelevant, distinguishing issues that require one set of legal rules to solve from those that requir...