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On Terra Firma with English

16 Scribes J. Legal Writing 123 (2014-2015)

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper

11 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2015  

Gerald Lebovits

Columbia University - Law School; Fordham University School of Law; New York University School of Law

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Date Written: September 1, 2015

Abstract

This article discusses how to write legal prose in clear, forceful, and plain English and without turgid, boring, and unclear legalisms.

From the Editor: "We finish with the next installment of our 'Best of' series, this time featuring short pieces by Gerald Lebovits. Judge Lebovits . . . offers practical advice shaped by his years as a legal reader and writer. He has written many pieces worthy of inclusion here, but we’ve picked our favorite favorites."

Keywords: Legal writing

Suggested Citation

Lebovits, Gerald, On Terra Firma with English (September 1, 2015). 16 Scribes J. Legal Writing 123 (2014-2015); NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2654479

Gerald Lebovits (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Gerald_Lebovits

Fordham University School of Law ( email )

140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.fordham.edu/adjunct/23484.htm

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateaffairs/graduatelawyering/facultybios

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