The Infinite Power of Grammar

Journal of Legal Education Vol. 67, No. 3 (2018): 853-859

7 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2018 Last revised: 9 Jan 2019

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Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Abstract

Advocates of all kinds spend a lot of time trying to find the right word. This essays suggests an additional strategy: finding the right word order. Skillful uses of syntax can have major persuasive payoffs.

Keywords: Joan Didion, syntax, advocacy, persuasion, writing, drafting, editing

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Barry, Patrick James, The Infinite Power of Grammar. Journal of Legal Education Vol. 67, No. 3 (2018): 853-859. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3206633

Patrick James Barry (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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