The Character of Legal Reasoning
Brett G. Scharffs, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 61 Wᴀsʜ. & Lᴇᴇ L. Rᴇᴠ. 733 (2004).
legal reasoning, phronesis, practical wisdom, techne, craft, rhetorica, rhetoric, lawyer, judge
Legal reasoning is unique and distinctive. Good legal reasoning is a combination of practical wisdom (phronesis), craft (techne), and rhetoric (rhetorica). When composed harmoniously, these concepts constitute the bedrock characteristics of the good lawyer and judge.
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Washington & Lee Law Review