Sturm College of Law
Repetition plays a key role in legal writing. The September "Scrivener" addressed using repetition to ensure accuracy, to build emphasis, and to connect ideas. This article focuses on using repetition to make readers comfortable with the writer's use of authorities and to alert them to key wording. In addition, the article explores balancing the use of repetition to avoid making readers bored or irritated.
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K.K. DuVivier, Play It Again, Sam: Repetition-Part II, 30 COLO. LAW. 49 (Nov. 2001).