Mark Cooney

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Professor

2630 Featherstone Road

Auburn Hills, MI 48326

United States

http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/cooney.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (11)

1.

Style is Substance: Collected Cases Showing Why it Matters

14 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 1 (2011-2012)
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2012
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Emergency!

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 91, No. 11, November 2012
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 24 May 2014
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 81 (247,464)

Abstract:

legal writing, legal drafting, plain language, plain English, writing, style, ambiguity, vagueness, editing

3.

A Legal-Writing Carol

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 93, No. 12, December 2014
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2015
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 63 (283,891)

Abstract:

legal writing, legalese, plain language, plain English, clarity, writing, style

4.

Acronymonious

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 91, No. 7, July 2012
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 30 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2015
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 25 (394,420)

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legal writing, acronyms, legal style, clarity, plain language, plain English, briefs

5.

Benching the Monday-Morning Quarterback: The 'Attorney Judgment' Defense to Legal-Malpractice Claims

Wayne Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2006
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 19 (375,293)
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legal malpractice, malpractice, negligence, professional negligence, duty, attorney, client, judgmental immunity, attorney judgment, error of judgment, professional judgment, strategy, good faith, informed decision making, Simko, affirmative defense, breach of duty, medical malpractice

6.

Give a Clue (A Linguistic Whodunit)

vol. 96, no. 6 Mich. B.J. 60 (June 2017)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Aug 2017
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 0 (342,053)

Abstract:

passive voice, active voice, usage, ambiguity, syntax, writing, legal writing, grammar, plain language, plain English, clarity, vagueness, drafting, statutory construction, statutory interpretation

7.

Once Upon a Car: A Tale of Three Ambiguities

20 Green Bag 2d 143 (2017)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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drafting, legal drafting, ambiguity, ambiguous, clarity, insurance, insurance forms, auto insurance, automobile insurance, definitions, plain language, legal writing, writing, editing, contract interpretation, statutory interpretation, canons of construction, rules of construction, textualism

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To Mrs. Finklebean: The Truth About Conjunctions as Sentence-Starters

Vol. 93, No. 8 Mich. B.J. 60 (2014)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 11 Aug 2016
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Writing, Legal Writing, Rhetoric, Grammar, Style, Plain Language, Plain English, Clarity, Conjunction, Coordinating Conjunction, Transitions

9.

The Architecture of Clarity

No. 73(1) The Clarity Journal (2015)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2016
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 0 (249,369)

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writing, legal writing, clarity, drafting, legislative drafting, contract drafting, legislation, contract, plain language, plain English, headings, subheadings, organization, redrafting, reorganizing, clarifying, clarify

10.

The Pros Know: Plain Language Is Just Good Writing

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 14 Nov 2015
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 0 (201,955)

Abstract:

legal writing, writing, plain language, plain English, usage, prose, clarity, rhetoric, literary, style, legal style, publishing, publishers, editing, editors, edit

11.

Snap, Crackle, Pop

Vol. 92, No. 12 Michigan Bar Journal 40 (December 2013)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 14 Nov 2015
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 0 (472,461)

Abstract:

writing, written, legal writing, legal style, persuasive, advocacy, editing, syntax, punctuation, sentence, colon

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 1    Citations: 0
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It's Okay to Get Nervous

ABA Student Lawyer (Nov./Dec. 2016)
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Mark Cooney
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Abstract:

Law Student, Legal Skills, Moot Court, Mock Trial, Litigation, Advocacy, Court, Courtroom, Oral Argument, Competition, National Competition, Clinical Instruction, Psychology, Nerves, Nervousness, Personality, Extrovert, Introvert