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How to Write Law Essays & Exams

How to Write Law Essays & Exams (5th edn)

S I Strong
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date: 25 September 2022

p. 1298. General tips on legal writinglocked

p. 1298. General tips on legal writinglocked

  • S I StrongS I StrongManley O. Hudson Professor of Law Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales; Solicitor, Ireland; Attorney, New York, Illinois and Missouri


This chapter offers tips on legal writing, not only describing why it is important to have a good writing style, why it is necessary to learn the rules of grammar and why every law student should work to develop a good writing style but also providing a series of succinct and practical tips on what constitutes good legal writing. The discussion also provides a brief description of the basic rules of legal citation sufficient for most student purposes. The chapter concludes with a series of self-tests and exercises to help the student overcome any problem areas. Writing tips are provided throughout the chapter.

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