Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1998

Keywords

Legal writing, Active voice

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Studies have shown that traditional legal writing has four main characteristics: it is "wordy," "unclear," "pompous," and "dull." Furthermore, law books have been dubbed "the largest body of poorly written literature ever created by the human race." Although some lawyers intend to perpetuate this tradition, most have recognized the benefit of converting to "plain English."

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.



Share

COinS