The Power of the Particular

Good with Words: Writing and Editing. [Ann Arbor, Mich.]: Maize Books, 2019

20 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last revised: 22 Jul 2019

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Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Abstract

This chapter excerpt offers a way to combat one of the major causes of bad legal writing: unhelpfully abstract language.

Keywords: legalese, advocacy, persuasion, editing, writing

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Barry, Patrick James, The Power of the Particular. Good with Words: Writing and Editing. [Ann Arbor, Mich.]: Maize Books, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3221063

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