Debate and Law

Understanding Ad Hominem Attacks—A Harmful Logical Fallacy

February 27, 2019

In logical fallacies, ad hominem attacks are personal attacks made against a person rather than their argument. Their character, judgment and personal lives are used against them to disprove their knowledge of an issue. How can you avoid committing or suffering one? […]

Debate and Law

Understanding How Trials Work—What is an Opening Statement?

December 1, 2017

As an attorney, your opening statement represents your first chance to connect with the jurors and create a lasting impression of what the case is really about. But preparing an effective opening statement takes careful thought, and there are strict limits on what an attorney can, and can’t say. […]

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