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Overview

In its fourth edition, Wydick’s book stands the test of time, continuing to be used extensively throughout the country. It teaches those in the legal profession how to learn and practice basic techniques of good writing through examples from briefs, statutes, and other legal writings. It also provides practical exercises so that readers may try out their new-found insights. The fourth edition includes a subsection on syntactic ambiguity and a subsection with ideas for drafting statutes, rules, and other formal documents, as well as updated end notes and some new exercises.

Plain English for Lawyers has proven itself to be one of the most essential tools for law students and practicing lawyers alike, and Wydick’s humorous demonstrations of legalese endear this book to both students and faculty. A teacher’s manual is available.

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Editorial Reviews

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The New York Times
"...probably the most popular legal text today...."

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing
Now in its fourth edition, this book is a favorite among law students, legal-writing instructors, and practicing lawyers. And for good reason. This well-written treasure sparkles with excellent legal-writing advice. . . . Plain English for Lawyers is a classic that deserves a place on every lawyer’s shelf. It is everything that a writing book should be — clear, concise, spirited, practical, accessible, and sound.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890895610
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why plain English? 3
Ch. 2 Omit surplus words 7
Ch. 3 Use base verbs, not nominalizations 23
Ch. 4 Prefer the active voice 27
Ch. 5 Use short sentences 33
Ch. 6 Arrange your words with care 41
Ch. 7 Choose your words with care 55
Ch. 8 Avoid language quirks 69
Ch. 9 Punctuate carefully 81
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