Tag Archives: Legal writing

Gluck & Schultz Bressman: Statutory Interpretation from the Inside: An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting

Professor Abbe R. Gluck of Yale Law School and Associate Dean Lisa Schultz Bressman of Vanderbilt Law School have posted Statutory Interpretation from the Inside — An Empirical Study of Congressional Drafting, Delegation and the Canons: Part I, forthcoming in … Continue reading

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Jondet on Using Zotero for Legal Research and Writing

Dr. Nicolas Jondet of University of Strathclyde School of Law has posted slides of his presentation entitled Entrepôts institutionnels et respect des références internationales de citation numérique, given last week at Journées européennes d’informatique 2012 = European Legal e-Access Conference. … Continue reading

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Judge Sciarrino Makes Us LOL

Here is the parodic, hashtag-laden opening paragraph of Judge Matthew Sciarrino’s decision this week in People v. Malcolm Harris, 2011NY080152, NYLJ 1202549877835 at *1 (Crim., NY, Decided April 20, 2012), that has everyone LOLing: The New York County District Attorney’s … Continue reading

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Rideout on Voice, Self, & Persona in Legal Writing

Professor J. Christopher Rideout of the Seattle University School of Law, has published Voice, Self, and Persona in Legal Writing, 15 Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 67-107 (2009) (Issue No. 1). Here is a summary: In my … Continue reading

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Berger on Studying and Teaching “Law as Rhetoric”

Professor Linda L. Berger of the Mercer University School of Law, has published Studying and Teaching “Law as Rhetoric”, 16 Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 3-64 (2010) (Issue No. 1). Here is a summary: Because of rhetoric’s … Continue reading

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Flammer on Persuading Judges: An Empirical Analysis of Writing Style, Persuasion & the Use of Plain English

Sean Flammer, Esq., of Scott, Douglass & McConnico L.L.P has published Persuading Judges: An Empirical Analysis of Writing Style, Persuasion, and the Use of Plain English, 16 Legal Writing: Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 183-221 (2010) (Issue No. 1). … Continue reading

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Call for Participation: Clinical Law Review Writing Workshop: Clinical Writers’ Workshop 2010

[UPDATE: The registration and scholarship application deadline for the workshop is 2 June 2010. The first draft submission deadline is 1 September 2010. The workshop is being called Clinical Writers' Workshop. Click here for the updated call for participation.] A … Continue reading

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Braun on the Citation of Academic Legal Writing by English Courts

Dr. Alexandra Braun of St. John’s College, Oxford University, has published Burying the Living? The Citation of Legal Writings in English Courts, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 27 (2010). Here is the abstract: Until recently English judgments were characterized … Continue reading

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AALS 2010

AALS 2010: The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, is being held 6-10 January 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The conference theme is “Transformative Law.” Many of the programs concern legal technology or legal communication. … Continue reading

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Cohen on Client-Centered Legal Rhetoric

Professor Jason K. Cohen of Rutgers School of Law-Camden has published Know Your Client: Maximizing Advocacy by Incorporating Client-Centered Principles into Legal Writing Rhetoric Practice, forthcoming in Charlotte Law Review. Here is the abstract: “This article seeks to slightly shift … Continue reading

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