The Pesky Serial Comma

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 212 (July - Aug 2017)

University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-28

3 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2017

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Douglas E. Abrams

University of Missouri School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing it Right, in the Journal of the Missouri Bar. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing - conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity.

Future columns will be posted as they are published every three months or so.

Keywords: comma, serial comma, oxford comma, harvard comma, statutes, liberal construction, O'Connor, wage and hour

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Douglas E., The Pesky Serial Comma (July 1, 2017). 73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 212 (July - Aug 2017); University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-28. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3083718

Douglas E. Abrams (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

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

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