No. 3 in a list of 7 things I’d do differently if I had law school to do all over again, in one of Lawyerist’s most popular posts of 2013:
Stop writing like a lawyer. Don’t you think that brief would go better if you weren’t so bent on writing like someone shoved a Latin text up your behind? Andy’s post went viral for a reason: Ignore what’s taught in grammar school. Please don’t confuse those first horribly-written opinions you read as a 1L—or any of them for that matter—as the type of writing you should be doing as a future lawyer. It’s barely comprehensible and it makes you hate law school right out of the gate. Learn to write well. Plain, conversational English is king.
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