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Introduction to Legal Writing

Introduction to Legal Writing

Learn the foundational principles of all good legal writing.


Welcome to Introduction to Legal Writing! The late Fred Rodell, a prominent Yale law professor, once remarked, quote, “There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is its style. The other is its content.” Unquote. He was right. For centuries, certain bad writing habits have been passed down from one generation of lawyers and judges to the next. This has lent the form of legal writing a well-deserved reputation for stuffiness, wordiness, pomposity, obscurity, and general...

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