Advice for Drafting a New NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement
University of Texas School of Law
Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law, Vol. 11, p. 205, 2010
The article contains language and layout comments and criticisms of the current NFL collective bargaining agreement. The drafters did a few things well, and the article praises them. But there is much to improve: the language and drafting conventions are outdated and second-best in several areas. The agreement contains inconsistencies, archaic language, usage mistakes, punctuation glitches, and unnecessary words. For each concern raised, the article offers a suggestion for improvement. The Exhibits contain three before-and-after examples of rewritten provisions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: drafting, collective bargaining agreement, legal drafting, standard English, archaisms, grammar, punctuation, layout, format, numbering, design, ambiguous, provisos, serial comma, future
Date posted: August 20, 2010