Legal writing, Quotation
Sturm College of Law
Legal writing relies heavily on the words of others. The impulse to repeat verbatim the words of applicable authorities is often compelling. While an authority may be integral to your discussion, quoting lengthy passages actually may interfere with your message. This column addresses quotation fundamentals—when and how much to quote.
K.K. DuVivier, Quotations Part I: Fundamentals, 22 Colo. Law. 1439 (July 1993).
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