The Lawyer’s Style Guide

Peter Butt discusses why legal writing is an essential skill in the practice and study of law

The Lawyer’s Style Guide

1. Why is legal writing an essential skill in the practice and study of law?
2. With reference to three key examples from the book  (of your choice) to illustrate good style, evaluate each and suggest improvements
3. Give examples of words and phrases that non-lawyers find opaque and obscure
4. What are the main conclusions and implications from the work

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