Making Your Case

Making Your Case

Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.

Author: Antonin Scalia

Publisher: West Legalworks

ISBN: 0314184716

Category: Law

Page: 245

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Presents the basics of writing legal briefs and giving oral arguments, with discussions on the essentials of building a case through legal reasoning and the key elements of persuasive and successful oral pleading in the courtroom.
Categories: Law

Garner s Modern English Usage

Garner s Modern English Usage

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491499

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 908

With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.
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Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition

Legal Writing in Plain English  Second Edition

In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226031392

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 740

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.
Categories: Law

Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195382754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 942

View: 851

A guide to proper American English word usage, grammar, pronunciation, and style features examples of good and bad usage from the media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

Garner s Dictionary of Legal Usage

Rev. ed. of: A dictionary of modern legal usage / Bryan A. Garner. 2nd ed. 1995.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195384208

Category: Law

Page: 991

View: 173

This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.
Categories: Law

The Rules of Golf in Plain English

The Rules of Golf in Plain English

Offers a complete reworking and updating of the Rules of Golf--which, through numerous contributors and revisions since 1744, had become difficult to read and stylistically inconsistent--into a modern, readable version. Original.

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226458156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 938

Offers a complete reworking and updating of the Rules of Golf--which, through numerous contributors and revisions since 1744, had become difficult to read and stylistically inconsistent--into a modern, readable version. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rules of Golf in Plain English Fourth Edition

The Rules of Golf in Plain English  Fourth Edition

In this guide, an experienced volunteer USGA rules official and an expert on language and usageboth of them avid golfershave translated the Rules into everyday English to help players understand procedures, assess penalties, and settle ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226371450

Category: Reference

Page: 181

View: 103

Amateur and pro golfers alike have long been stymied by the legalistic and opaque wording in the United States Golf Association s official Rules of Golf. In this guide, an experienced volunteer USGA rules official and an expert on language and usageboth of them avid golfershave translated the Rules into everyday English to help players understand procedures, assess penalties, and settle disputes as the sport s governing body intended. This edition includes updates throughout to reflect changes introduced into the USGA s Rules in 2016."
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Making the Case

Making the Case

Writing in the tradition of Karl Llewellyn's classic The Bramble Bush, Paul Kahn speaks in this book simultaneously to students and scholars.

Author: Paul W. Kahn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300240163

Category:

Page: 256

View: 223

Writing in the tradition of Karl Llewellyn's classic The Bramble Bush, Paul Kahn speaks in this book simultaneously to students and scholars. Drawing on thirty years of teaching experience, Kahn introduces students to the deep, narrative structure of the judicial opinion. Learning to read the opinion, the student learns the nature of legal argument. Thus Kahn's exposition of the opinion simultaneously offers a theory of legal meaning that will be of great interest to scholars of law, humanities, and the social sciences. At the center of Kahn's approach are ideas of narrative, persuasion, and self-government. His sweeping account of interpretation in law offers innovative views of the nature of authorship, the development and decline of doctrine, and the construction of facts.
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Legal Writing in Plain English

Legal Writing in Plain English

The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226284174

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 964

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful-unfortunately, these adjectives rarely describe legal writing, whether in the form of briefs, opinions, contracts, or statutes. In Legal Writing in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner provides lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. The book encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. In essence, it teaches straight thinking—a skill inseparable from good writing. Replete with common sense and wit, the book draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through more than a decade of teaching in the field. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting. Meanwhile, Garner explores important aspects of document design. Basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section reinforce the book's principles. (An answer key to basic exercises is included in the book; answers to intermediate and advanced exercises are provided in a separate Instructor's Manual, free of charge to instructors.) Appendixes include a comprehensive punctuation guide with advice and examples, and four model documents. Today more than ever before, legal professionals cannot afford to ignore the trend toward clear language shorn of jargon. Clients demand it, and courts reward it. Despite the age-old tradition of poor writing in law, Legal Writing in Plain English shows how legal writers can unshackle themselves. Legal Writing in Plain English includes: *Tips on generating thoughts, organizing them, and creating outlines. *Sound advice on expressing your ideas clearly and powerfully. *Dozens of real-life writing examples to illustrate writing problems and solutions. *Exercises to reinforce principles of good writing (also available on the Internet). *Helpful guidance on page layout. *A punctuation guide that shows the correct uses of every punctuation mark. *Model legal documents that demonstrate the power of plain English.
Categories: Reference

The Rules of Golf in Plain English Second Edition

The Rules of Golf in Plain English  Second Edition

In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 173

View: 976

"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937 The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals. Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them. Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.
Categories: Sports & Recreation