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George Orwell’s Classic Essay on Writing: 'The Best Style ‘Handbook’' for Lawyers and Judges (Part I)

4 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2013  

Douglas E. Abrams

University of Missouri School of Law

Date Written: December 10, 2013

Abstract

Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing It Right, in Precedent, the Missouri Bar's quarterly magazine. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing - precision, conciseness, simplicity and clarity. Future columns will be posted as they are published, every three months or so.

Keywords: Orwell, style, handbook, lawyers, judges, English, writing

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Douglas E., George Orwell’s Classic Essay on Writing: 'The Best Style ‘Handbook’' for Lawyers and Judges (Part I) (December 10, 2013). Precedent, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 23-25, Fall 2013; University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2366065

Douglas E. Abrams (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Missouri Avenue & Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211
United States
573-882-0307 (Phone)

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