Kindle freepe.co Î The Elements of Legal Style Kindle Ê The Elements

With expanded coverage in this new edition The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections manyexamples and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style what it is and how to attain itInspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style this book clearly often wittily explains the full range of what legal writers need to know mechanics word choice structure and rhetoric as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings defined terms uotations and many other devices Garner also provides abundant examples from the best legal writers of yesterday and today including Oliver Wendell Holmes Clarence Darrow Frank Easterbrook and Antonin ScaliaIf you want to make your writing clearerprecisepersuasive and above allstylish The Elements of Legal Style offers the surest and the most enjoyable means to that endWith expanded coverage in this new edition The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections manyexamples and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style what it is and how to attain itInspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style this book clearly often wittily explains the full range of what legal writers need to know mechanics word choice structure and rhetoric as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings defined terms uotations and many other devices Garner also provides abundant examples from the best legal writers of yesterday and today including Oliver Wendell Holmes Clarence Darrow Frank Easterbrook and Antonin ScaliaIf you want to make your writing clearerprecisepersuasive and above allstylish The Elements of Legal Style offers the surest and the most enjoyable means to that endWith expanded coverage in this new edition The Elements of Legal Style features additional sections manyexamples and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style what it is and how to attain itInspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style this book clearly often wittily explains the full range of what legal writers need to know mechanics word choice structure and rhetoric as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings defined terms uotations and many other devices Garner also provides abundant examples from the best legal writers of yesterday and today including Oliver Wendell Holmes Clarence Darrow Frank Easterbrook and Antonin ScaliaIf you want to make your writing clearerprecisepersuasive and above allstylish The Elements of Legal Style offers the surest and the most enjoyable means to that end


11 thoughts on “The Elements of Legal Style

  1. says:

    Brian Garner is Editor in Chief of the prestigious Black's Law Dictionary but his approach here is anything but stodgy This book published by Oxford University Press looks at legal style in language It includes his own set of 'rules' for usage some of which will be familiar to most As well it has a marvelous section explaining carefully correct usages One example Words and Expressions Confused and Misused Garner also discusses Speaking Legally and Expressive Tactics such as precisely when it is useful to repeat in what ways tactics can be made expressive and how best to put forth a legal argument He concludes with a sparkling collection of legal uotations on style This is an excellent purchase for someone 1 looking for advanced direction in legal English usage for writing and presentation and 2 interested in learning to love legal writing Garner's examples are well selected and it has a full listing of the content topics inside the front and back covers giving it a ready reference uality uite readable too for such heady and easily boring stuff


  2. says:

    First introduced to Bryan A Garner at one of his brief writing seminar several years ago I have since been a loyal reader of his worksThis book is 1 a reference book 2 an invaluable resource 3 than just a grammar or style book ever thought of being 4 chocked full of historical information and legal literary uotes 5 presented in a humorous and accessible manner and 6 the standard to which all legal writers should aspirePoor writing and the use of legalese have always been bug a boos of mine And over the lifetime of my legal practice having to slave over thousands of statutes briefs decisions motions etc has only intensified my belief that too few lawyers know how to write well and that the legal profession should abolish the use of legalese from the practice of lawIn Mr Garner I have found a champion In The Elements of Legal Style writers wishing to take their craft beyond the stars will find a valuable cache of information that will lay the foundations to improve their writing and persuading skills He shows you how to remove the legalese from your writing how to make your writing dynamic and exciting and how to use your writing to better persuade This book along with The Winning Brief should be the foundation of your arsenal of writing tools


  3. says:

    Garner is sometimes over hyped but this book delivers Starts off by framing the right mindset then dives into practical examples I recommend it


  4. says:

    I'm so glad I found this book It really improved my writing


  5. says:

    I am a physician who tested out of all college English to focus on science Writing chart notes scientific articles or even parts of textbooks does not prepare one for the type of writing one must do when performing legal workScientific technical writing legal writing or the best selling novel all reuire different writing styles Mr Garner's book must be a help to law students based on other reviews but importantly to me; it is very accessable to those who have never attended law schoolLegal style is a style that is important in the profession of law If you do any work in this area at all whether it is on the stand or writing essays it behooves the non lawyer to read this book So even though I agree with the glowing reviews from lawyers this book may be even important to those of us who must do legal work but have never been to law school


  6. says:

    clearly explained


  7. says:

    If you're in law school and you've not consulted Garner on legal writing presuming you're not yet a perfect and flawless legal writer then prioritize this book above all others next time you've any inclination whatsoever to work on that skill


  8. says:

    Garner takes what could be a boring subject legal writing and makes it entertaining and even exciting I loved his common sense approach which promotes practicality and clarity and eschews antiuated rules that no longer apply Thank you Bryan for giving permission to discard old rules that don't make sense and perhaps never did


  9. says:

    Bought for my law course Informative clear and very helpful in supporting an undergraduate degree


  10. says:

    A great guide to writing plain language designed especially for lawyers Plenty of practical advice and detailed grammar sections to improve your knowledge too


  11. says:

    An excellent book the best on the market in this genre Good examples very well written just a perfect book