Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Today is National Punctuation Day! Any of us who work with students on the legal writing aspects of law school or lawyering skills know that many students struggle with correct punctuation. Commas show up in all sorts of places they are not needed. Semicolons are exotic for our students. Where the punctuation goes in relation to the final quotation mark in a sentence is a mystery for many. And apostrophes are appearing in amazing locations.
My praise, empathy, and heartfelt thanks to all ASP'ers and professors who join in the fight to train lawyers who will correctly place the punctuation in their drafted legislation, contracts, legal memoranda, and other documents. (Amy Jarmon)