The Elements of Legal Styleby Bryan A. Garner
Like the Shrunk and White book, The Elements of Legal Style offers authoritative, down-to-earth, and often witty advice on a broad array of writing concerns, from basic grammatical rules to enhancing clarity, force, and persuasivenss. Unlike Shrunk and White, it is written for lawyers, law students, judges and their law clerks - for anyone who writes in and about the law. With broad experience as a practitioner, academic, and writing consultant, Garner knows first hand where legal writing goes wrong, and he pays particular attention to these trouble spots. He not only reveals how and why lawyers spill their words verbosely, he also memorably shows how laywers can clean up their spills. In a section on commonly misused words in law, Garner crisply guides readers through the hazards of legal wordchoice.
"Garner has given to the legal profession [an] extraordinary book....Invaluable."South Dakota Law Review
"Bryan Garner...is rapidly becomingif he's not there alreadyAmerica's foremost authority on language and the law."Barrister
"An expanded and more relaxed edition of his 1991 sourcebook."William Safire, New York Times Magazine
- Oxford University Press, USA
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- Older Edition
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- 5.75(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.99(d)
Meet the Author
Bryan A. Garner is a best-selling legal author with more than a dozen titles to his credit, including A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Winning Brief, A Dictionary of Modern American Usage, and Legal Writing in Plain English. He is also the editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary in all its current editions.
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