Investigative Advocacy: The Mechanics of Muckraking

Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, vol. 20

15 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2018 Last revised: 8 Apr 2022

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Patrick Barry

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: October 30, 2018

Abstract

This essay argues that drafting a complaint is a form of investigative advocacy and that the best of them uphold the tradition of muckraking journalism.

Keywords: persuasion, legal writing, complaints, 12(b)6

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Barry, Patrick James, Investigative Advocacy: The Mechanics of Muckraking (October 30, 2018). Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, vol. 20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3276063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3276063

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