Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Poor models for student writers

If students have difficulty expressing themselves clearly, that may be due to what they’re reading—and I'm not referring to S Ct Reporterbad novels or Tweets. Case opinions in law school textbooks contain some cumbersome prose, as Bryan Garner points out in the November Student Lawyer. He bluntly tells his student readers that much of their assigned reading is poorly written. To call attention to the problem, Garner is sponsoring a “Bad-Legal-Writing Contest.”  Send entries to, or see Garner’s article for further information.


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