Difference between Motivating Argument and Summary of the Ar

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corporatelaw87
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Difference between Motivating Argument and Summary of the Ar

Postby corporatelaw87 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:32 pm

It seems like I am repeating myself in my motivating argument (which my prof wants in the prelim statement) and my summary of argument. In the example that was given of a motivating argument, everything in that would have also been included in the summary of argument if an example of that had been given. Any ideas?

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Re: Difference between Motivating Argument and Summary of the Ar

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:37 pm

This seems like one of those distinctions that may exist primarily in the context of a legal writing class rather that IRL, but perhaps this is a technical distinction that exists in practice. I think the main difference would be that a motivating argument focuses on policy reasons and emotionally relevant facts that are intended to persuade, whereas summary may tend to focus more on the basic legal argument. Hope that might help a little bit, but I'm not sure that I nailed the distinction and I'm not exactly sure what your prof is looking for.




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