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legalese

the conventional language in which legal documents, etc., are written

legalese

Dense, pedantic verbiage in a language description, product specification, or interface standard; text that seems designed to obfuscate and requires a language lawyer to parse it. Though hackers are not afraid of high information density and complexity in language (indeed, they rather enjoy both), they share a deep and abiding loathing for legalese; they associate it with deception, suits, and situations in which hackers generally get the short end of the stick.
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torts, constitutional law, property) as "doctrinal" or "substantive" and legal research and writing as "skills" encourages the view that legal writing does not teach doctrine or substance.
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Legal writing needs to be of high quality because it is often read by those who don't have a separate, additional understanding of the facts, Golden emphasized, adding that the writing must clearly describe the facts and logically explain how those facts fit in to a framework of analysis.
Part of the answer to that conundrum might be that criticism of legal writing is a cultural norm, an accepted critical trope passed down from generation to generation that has nothing to do with the actual quality of the writing under consideration.
s reading, an important concern in legal writing is the need to specify the appropriate legal scope of application of a statement or rule (1) (learning to write legal discourse is part of a process of learning to participate in the affairs of the legal community).
Even the most accomplished writer edits his work, and the same applies to legal writing.
briefs in classes other than legal writing and suggests that by
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question of the purpose of interdisciplinary legal writing.
Quinney College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contemporary Law and received awards for outstanding performance in legal writing, commercial document drafting, antitrust and insurance law.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America has announced the winners of its fifth annual legal writing competition.