Drawing on economics, game theory, psychology, jurisprudence, and other fields, The Legal Analyst is a fascinating guid to tools for thinking about the law. Every idea is taught step by step, explained in clear, lively language, and illustrated with telling examples. The result is an indispensable book for law students, lawyers, scholars, and anyone else interested in legal questions.
"This is one of those rare books that will actually raise the level of analysis at every law school in the country. A must-read not only for students just beginning law school, but indeed for anyone who could use a reminder of how diverse and powerful the legal toolkit really is" - Doug Lichtman, UCLA Law School
"This book is chock full of the kinds of tools that every legal analyst should have in his or her back pocket. Farnsworth is forgoing a new pedagogical canon." - Ian Ayre, William K. Townsend Professor of Law yale Law School, and author of Super Crunchers
"This book is a very accessible introduction to the major ideas of modern legal thinking and a useful survey of current thinking in the feild. It covers an extrondinarily broad range of topics in a limited space and is very clearly written, studded with interesting examples and observations." - Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Ward Farnsworth is a professor of law and the nancy Barton Scholar at the Boston University School of Law. He has also written a treatise on chess, a forthcoming book on rhetoric, and many scholarly articles; for more information, click here.