Monday, October 3, 2011

Great Writers and Legal Writing

Einstein 
The Texas Bar Journal recently published the second half of Professor Douglas Abrams' essay, What Great Writers Can Teach Lawyers and Judges: Wisdom from Plato to Mark Twain to Stephen KingAs we reported, the Texas Bar published the first half of the essay in July.  Here are some highlights from the most recent installment:

"If you can't explain something simply, you don't understand it well." -- Albert Einstein

"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.  There are no exceptions to this rule." -- Stephen King

"Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can.  That is the only secret of style." -- Matthew Arnold

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