Thinking is a great opportunity to learn, so learning to think like a lawyer is a great opportunity to learn the law.  Everyone is thinking about the Presidency, but those thoughts have little to do with provable facts.  In this exercise, we start with the fact that George Washington was the first President of the […]

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  1. clabianco on December 19th, 2008 9:12 pm

    It’s one thing to believe and another thing to know. To know is based on facts and valid logic. Thinking like a lawyer means to obtain the most authentic, first hand facts relating to the subject. Then be able to logically induce their meaning. And have it corroborated by another fact that was not part of the original group of facts from which the induction was made. The facts include definitions from two highly respected law books: Black’s and Bovier’s and Case Law and Archival information.
    What do you think of my idea of thinking like a lawyer.

  2. edstudent on January 4th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Black’s law dictionary is a joke…literally. Ed one time reseacrched this and found out sir Black…a near inventor of the “voluntary compliance” diametrically-opposed-wordsmith Ponzi scheme some call income tax….also was challenged by someone in his family [if I recall] to come up with a “joke” dictionary for lawyers. His family after he died realized a good thing and made money on the joke dictionary. Even a lot of lawyers laugh when someone whips out the old Black’s.

  3. edstudent on January 4th, 2009 9:19 pm

    Found it….Black’s Law Dictionary comment by Ed Rivera…

    “Friends and Students, I pass this on with the caveat that Henry Campbell Black would later write a book in support of the 1913 federal income tax as a general tax on all incomes without exceptions.”