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Evidence of the Law: Proving Legal Claims

Gary Lawson


This is a book about the general structure of proof, how law sometimes recognizes that structure, how it often does not, and what might happen if legal scholars, jurists, and lawyers think about that structure in unfamiliar contexts. It identifies the essential elements of the process of proof – for any proposition in any discipline – as entailing principles of admissibility, significance, and closure as well as standards of proof and burdens of proof. While the law explicitly recognizes the need for those elements in the proof of propositions of fact, the law typically does not formally app ... More

Keywords: proof, proof of law, standards of proof, evidence, evidence sets, legal epistemology, legal claims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226432052
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226432199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Lawson, author
Boston University School of Law