Tuesday, January 4, 2011

learn to write well by editing law firm bills

Yes, you read that right.  Over on the Above the Law blog, in his Inside Straight column, Mark Herrmann (aka The Curmudgeon), explains how.

I've heard veteran legal writing professor Jan Levine tell the story of his son's first word: "memo."  And my own kids learned the law of trespass while in primary school, by reading a picture book featuring the Three Little Pigs that Lexis produced to teach 1Ls how to use digests. Now here's Mark explaining how his son learned to write clearly and concisely in high school by helping to edit law firm bills.  Perhaps it's time for a social scientist to study the effect on offspring of having a professional legal writer as a parent.



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