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Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by [Bryan A. Garner]

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Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exercises (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Second Edition, Kindle Edition

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“Interspersed with rules of good writing is a revolutionary manifesto packaged in a plain gray wrapper. This book won’t draw attention merely by sitting on your shelf, but if you put certain pieces of its advice in the next legal document you draft, you are sure to raise the eyebrows of any lawyer who reads it.”
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“This magnificent book explains every major principle of plain legal writing in a way that no other book has ever done. Based on years of Garner’s research and teaching, this book elevates the standard of what a legal-writing text can and should be. Get a copy for every law student, lawyer, and legislator that you know.”
-- Mark E. Wojcik, John Marshall Law School

"This easy-to-follow guide is useful both as a general course of instruction and as a targeted aid in solving particular legal writing problems."
, Harvard Law Review

"Garner's work is a significant improvement [over other books] . . . . Those who are willing to approach the book systematically and to complete the exercises will see dramatic improvements in their writing."
, Law Library Journal

“The importance of improving writing skills . . . is  also the central theme of one of my favourite books of the year: Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English. Much more exciting than the title suggests, it leads the reader through a series of observations and exercises to develop a simple, clear and elegant writing style. My only regret is that it is written for a US market with corresponding examples. There is surely a need for a UK version, which should routinely be given to all law students, trainees and even some senior partners.”
-- Sarah Greer, Times Higher Education Textbook Guide (UK) --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Bryan A. Garner is president of LawProse, Inc., and the Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, Garner is the author of several best-selling books, including Garner’sModern American Usage and, with Justice Antonin Scalia, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts and Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press; Second edition (August 26, 2013)
  • ASIN : B00EFVJ4RK
  • Publication date : August 26, 2013
  • File size : 23129 KB
  • Print length : 286 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 283 ratings

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Oto Kano
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book on how to learn to write in clear ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars I teach legal English and this has some very useful material.
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