Thursday, July 19, 2007

recommended reading: Orwell & legal writing

With apologies for the delay, here is a fascinating article recently published by Professor Judy Fischer, on Why George Orwell's Ideas About Language Still Matter for Lawyers, 68 Montana Law Review 129 (2007). Judy connects the lessons of 1984 and Orwell’s other works to the written work lawyers do every day. And she shows us how legal writing professors who insist their students use plain English are actually continuing Orwell’s efforts against dystopia.


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