Sketches on Legal Style

Sketches on Legal Style

by Mark Cooney

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Sketches on Legal Style by Mark Cooney

Who says legal writing is a dull subject? This collection of lively, offbeat short pieces explores legal style like no book you've read before. But be warned: you just might learn something while you're smiling. Through a colorful cast of characters, learn how legal writers can use plain language and careful syntax to produce clearer, stronger, and more persuasive documents.

But this book isn't all fun and games. It weaves in realworld examples and commentary from judges and writing experts, giving fresh insight into how readers—especially judges—view the rote style choices that many legal writers never question. You'll also find helpful tips and beforeandafter comparisons. In short, whether a legal professional, a law student, or a writing fan of any kind, a reader will learn concrete lessons—backed by authority—on the best practices for legal writing. And although this book isn't intended to replace a traditional textbook, teachers can use these vignettes and essays to reinforce classroom lessons and make challenging concepts more accessible to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611634150
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Cooney is a Professor of Law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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