Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2006

Keywords

Legal writing, Audience

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Fortunately, some universals about legal audiences help make the task of defining good legal writing easier than defining good fiction writing. Legal writing must be utilitarian, so the emphasis should be on the message rather than on the writing itself. Consequently, to avoid distracting or turning off readers, my students must concentrate as much on what they should not write as on what they actually do write.

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