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 readersespecially judgesview 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 lessonsbacked by authorityon 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.
|Publisher:||Carolina Academic Press|
|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.