Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer

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Aspen Law & Business, 2001 - Law - 315 pages
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Like other forms of writing already known to the first-year law student, clear writing for law contains good grammar, punctuation and organization. It is with that in mind that this text was created for the legal writing novice. JUST WRITING takes what the student already has familiarity to and bridges those concepts into the world of law. the transition into legal authorship becomes easier as the seemingly complicated design of legal works is unraveled, as well as when an understanding of the audience is attained.
In JUST WRITING: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer, students will gain an understanding of:
what the legal audience expects in style
the A, B, Cs of legal writing: accuracy, brevity, and clarity
general principles in writing and how they manifest themselves in strong legal writing
vital skills for every aspect of the law
JUST WRITING also features:
a special section designed to assist legal writers for whom English is a second language
easily navigable chapters and sections that cover everything from introduction to revision
descriptions of the most effective ways to get your point across in legalese
Recommended for every student in a first-year legal writing course, JUST WRITING: Grammar, Punctuation and Style for the Legal Writer covers all the bases. Students will learn what type of writing to avoid and what writing habits it is best to employ for maximum effect. JUST WRITING is the most efficient, cogent and complete title to guide you through the difficult field of legal writing.

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Enquist is Writing Advisor, Seattle University School of Law.

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