The Elements of Legal Style / Edition 2

The Elements of Legal Style / Edition 2

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by Bryan A. Garner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195141628

ISBN-13: 9780195141627

Pub. Date: 03/21/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

With expanded coverage in this new edition, The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections, many more examples, and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style—what it is and how to attain it.

Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what

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With expanded coverage in this new edition, The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections, many more examples, and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style—what it is and how to attain it.

Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices. Garner also provides abundant examples from the best legal writers of yesterday and today, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Clarence Darrow, Frank Easterbrook, and Antonin Scalia.

If you want to make your writing clearer, more precise, more persuasive, and above all more stylish, The Elements of Legal Style offers the surest—and the most enjoyable—means to that end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195141627
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/21/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
359,362
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.30(d)

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The Elements of Legal Style 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently called on a professor of law at my alma mater for book recommendations on the subject of legal writing and he suggested two books written by B. Garner. During the process of purchasing the recommended books, I saw this book. Already familiar with Strunk & White's book, I decided I NEEDED this one. I do not regret my decision. This book is quickly becomming my favorite editing tool.
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