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60 minutes of pleasure reading.
For law school students, it’s a waste.
During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the title, then forget it.
But I’m not asking...
Anytime vs. Any Time
Is there a difference? YES! And I see the mistake a lot. And it’s not pretty when it’s in 100-point type staring you in the face. Grammarly can help you understand the difference.
No one wants to see this error at any time during the year. You can thank me anytime...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske .
For as long as lawyers have existed, their writing has been a subject of scorn. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham described lawyers’ writing as “excrementitious matter.” Founding father Thomas...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Kali Hays .
Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 3:31 PM ET) -- Considering about 40 percent of students that graduated law school last year have not found full-time jobs that call for a law license, according to the American...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dani Meyer.
Law360, New York (June 27, 2016, 4:26 PM ET) -- Analogies are a critical writing device in legal briefs, given the reliance of the U.S. legal system on precedent, but most attorneys aren’t using them to...
“Language is the central tool of our trade…” ~ Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr.
And as Chief Justice Roberts once said, "words are the building blocks of the law. If we aren’t fastidious with language it dilutes the effectiveness and clarity of the law." For those...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Aebra Coe.
To write persuasively and win court cases, lawyers need to learn to think like judges, according to an academic paper published Thursday, and while getting inside a judge’s head isn't always easy, the...
During legal research writing for international LL.M. student, I discuss the role of logos, pathos, and ethos as modes of persuasion for brief writing. Pathos (plural: pathe) is an appeal to the audience’s emotions, and the terms sympathy, pathetic, and empathy are derived from it.
It’s a hot topic. And it’s singular … not plural.
Find out why “they” is replacing “he/she.”
Read on at Grammarly.com
Nearly 40,000 students across the country just breathed a sigh of relief after successfully completing three years of law school and receiving their Juris Doctorate degrees. That relief will be short-lived, however, as most graduates now move on to prepare for the bar exam. And, if the recent reports...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Stephanie Russell-Kraft.
When young attorneys join a new firm fresh out of law school, they’re eager to start putting their hard-earned legal knowledge to use, but the realities of legal work can make them prone to...
Being new is never easy, and starting a professional career can be a daunting experience for even the most confident law school graduates. Oftentimes, new attorneys are too nervous to truly admit their limitations, resulting in the twelve most common mistakes beginning lawyers make. According to Temple...
When a recruiter looks at your resume, one of the main things they will be looking for is a sign that you have the proper skill set for the job.
That’s why it is extremely important to make sure that the skills you include are relevant and easy to find.
But how do you know what skills...
Remember—you’re at work. It matters. Be as professional as you can. The Worst Writing Mistakes You Can Make at Work
In the mainstream media, the establishment often creates a neo-romantic idea of modern democracy. Only the avid American understands this.
I wrote this sentence, but I don’t know what the hell it means.
I feel stupid reading it. It’s crammed full of mystifying words. True, those words...
During college, I had a fraternity brother, Tommy, who one day pulled up in a shiny new, white/black-topped Jeep. The thing was spotless, gleaming and beautiful. No comparing it to my beat-up, old ’88 Nissan Altima.
We were cash-strapped college students so I asked, “How’d you pay...