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Abraham Lincoln as a Legal Writer


Judith D. Fischer


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

March 12, 2010

Nevada Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 82, 2010

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This article draws on a recent collection of Abraham Lincoln’s legal papers as well as on secondary sources to show how Lincoln developed his genius as a writer. The article then discusses characteristics that made his writing so eloquent. It concludes that today’s lawyers might profitably emulate Lincoln’s close study of great literature as well as his clear, succinct writing style.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, legal writer, succinct, poetry, rhetorical devices, logic, precision

JEL Classification: K10

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Date posted: March 15, 2010 ; Last revised: May 1, 2011

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Fischer, Judith D., Abraham Lincoln as a Legal Writer (March 12, 2010). Nevada Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 82, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1569758

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University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
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