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    DescriptionCarolina Academic Press will publish the fifth edition of Richard Wydick's Plain English for Lawyers in time for use in the fall of 2005. Wydick's little book has been a favorite of law students, legal writing teachers, lawyers, and judges for over 25 years.Last January, the Legal Writing Institute gave Wydick its Golden Pen Award for having written Plain English for Lawyers. The Legal Writing Institute is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for discussion and scholarship about legal writing, analysis, and research. The Institute has over 1,300 members representing all of the ABA-accredited law schools in the United States. Its membership also includes law teachers from other nations, English teachers, and practicing lawyers.The LWI award states: “Plain English for Lawyers . . . has become a classic. Perhaps no single work has done more to improve the writing of lawyers and law students and to promote the modern trend toward a clear, plain style of legal writing.” In 2003 Wydick retired after 32 years on the law faculty of the University of California, Davis. But he still teaches his favorite course — a seminar in advanced legal writing for third-year law students. For the past eight summers he has also lectured at the International Legislative Drafting Institute presented in New Orleans by the Public Law Center, a joint venture of Tulane and Loyola law schools. There the audience consists of lawyers and non-lawyers from abroad who earn their living drafting legislation in many different languages. “Teaching at the Institute,” Wydick says, “is a precious opportunity to learn how much we English-users have in common with people who write laws in other languages.” How will the fifth edition of Plain English for Lawyers differ from its predecessors? Wydick promises that it will remain a little book, small enough and palatable enough not to intimidate over-loaded law students. “Most of the text will remain the same,” Wydick says, “but in the past seven years I've learned some new things about writing in English, and I want to share that with the readers.” In addition, the exercises at the end of the chapters will be different (a welcome change for long-time teachers who are tired of the old ones). Finally, the teacher's manual will include additional exercises that teachers can give to students who want or need extra practice.


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    Title
    Plain English for Lawyers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard C. Wydick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594601514
    ISBN 10: 1594601518
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BIC subject category V2: LAS
    DC21: 808.06634
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 808/.06634
    B&T Approval Code: A39140000
    BISAC V2.8: LAW098000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: LAW063000, LAW059000
    LC classification: KF250 .W9 2005
    Edition
    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Carolina Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Carolina Academic Press
    Publication date
    31 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Durham, NC