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The Elements of Legal Style

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Focusing on the argumentative, narrative, and descriptive style found in legal briefs and judicial opinions, The Elements of Legal Style (second edition) will be a thought provoking examination of effective argumentation in law.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 220.98 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195141628
  • 9780195141627
  • 108,457

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"Publishers each year spew out writing books for law students by the dozen. Forget them. This is the best. We had not believed that this classic work could be substantially improved. The inimitable Mr. Garner has proven this belief wrong, and happily so."-ABA Appellate Practice Journal"Garner has given to the legal profession [an] extraordinary book....Invaluable."--South Dakota Law Review"Bryan Garner...is rapidly becoming--if he's not there already--America's foremost authority on language and the law."--Barrister"An expanded and more relaxed edition of his 1991 sourcebook."--William Safire, New York Times Magazineshow more

About Bryan A. Garner

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.show more

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