EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Elements of Legal Style

Elements of Legal Style - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0195141627

Cover of Elements of Legal Style 2ND 02 (ISBN 978-0195141627)
ISBN13: 978-0195141627
ISBN10: 0195141628
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2002
International: No

USED
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Check back soon!
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold Out
More Shipping Options

Elements of Legal Style - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195141627

Bryan A. Garner

ISBN13: 978-0195141627
ISBN10: 0195141628
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

A new edition of a legal classic from America's foremost authority on language and the law

Since the first edition was published in 1991, The Elements of Legal Style has established itself as the authoritative guide on all the major issues of writing style in law. Now its coverage has been expanded in this new edition, which features additional sections, many more examples, and a thoroughly researched appendix that contains 80 major statements on prose style what it is and how to attain it. Inspired by Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, this book clearly (often wittily) explains the full range of what legal writers need to know: mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric, as well as all the special conventions that legal writers should follow in using headings, defined terms, quotations, and many other devices. The Elements of Legal Style, 2nd Edition is written for lawyers, law students, judges, and their law clerks--and for anyone who writes in and about the law. With broad experience as a practitioner, academic, and writing consultant, Bryan Garner knows firsthand where legal writing so often goes wrong, and he pays particular attention to these trouble spots.

Author Bio

Garner, Bryan A. :

Bryan A. Garner is a best-selling legal author with more than a dozen titles to his credit, including A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Winning Brief, A Dictionary of Modern American Usage, and Legal Writing in Plain English. He is also the editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary in all its current editions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Letters of the Law p. 1
Fundamental Rules of Usage p. 15
Punctuation p. 15
Word Choice p. 29
Grammar and Syntax p. 40
Fundamental Principles of Legal Writing p. 53
Some Matters of Form p. 75
Words and Expressions Confused and Misused p. 99
Rhetorical Figures in Law p. 149
Comparison p. 150
Wordplay p. 154
Syntactic Arrangement p. 160
Repetition p. 168
An Approach to Legal Style p. 177
Being Yourself p. 177
Exposition and Argument p. 181
Speaking Legally p. 191
Expressive Tactics p. 198
A Parting Word p. 221
Eighty Classic Statements About Style p. 223
Index p. 241
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.
List price: $0.00
  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options