Encourage Students to Eliminate the Brown M&Ms from Their Legal Writing

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 25 | No. 1 | Fall 2016

5 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2018

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Joe Fore

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: Fall 2016

Abstract

Over the past three decades, the story of how Van Halen banned brown M&Ms has gone from backstage to boardroom. For legal writing instructors, this same tale provides a convenient metaphor for students about why failing to sweat the small stuff can undermine the reader's confidence in their legal writing.

Keywords: Legal Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Citation

Suggested Citation

Fore, Joe, Encourage Students to Eliminate the Brown M&Ms from Their Legal Writing (Fall 2016). Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 25 | No. 1 | Fall 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277723

Joe Fore (Contact Author)

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

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Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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