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Remember those grammar rules you learned back in grade school? It's time to forget them.
In the quest to make their writing precisely clear, lawyers use a number of methods. Few of them make their writing easy to read. And sometimes lawyers intentionally write to make things unclear.
Until the federal government stops the free flow of student loan money, law schools will not make significant changes.
Most lawyers have enough ability to write readable prose, but their style choices doom them to failure. Many of those choices have historical roots.
Recent news about law schools suggest there's real change going on. There really isn't. Why not? As always, follow the money.
Here's the true story of why lawyers became obsessed with the written word.
Old-school maxims about how to negotiate are often incorrect. Social science is showing us how to get better results.
This week, we continue our search for the roots of why legal writing is such a godawful mess. Unsurprisingly, it's partly the fault of the French.
You may be a great lawyer. But that has a limited amount of impact on your future. How people feel about you matters just as much, or more.