Some Legal Words and Phrases We Can Do Without

Austin Lawyer, No. 6, May 2008

2 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2009

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Abstract

Part of becoming a lawyer is mastering legal vocabulary, be it archaic, fancy, or Latin. It's an important part of what law students and novice legal writers have to learn. But part of becoming an expert legal writer is shedding the archaic, the fancy, and the Latin. Too often, those legal words do nothing but make the text sound like a lawyer wrote it. Always, there are effective alternatives.

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, Some Legal Words and Phrases We Can Do Without. Austin Lawyer, No. 6, May 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1322107

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

727 East Dean Keeton St.
Austin, TX 78705
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.utexas.edu/law

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