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Book Review

Publication Title

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing

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This book, now available in a 45th-anniversary edition, is a marvel for its breadth and creativity. It remains a must-read for lawyers, law students, and law professors, even those who are not familiar with the Law as Literature movement for which the book was a founding contribution. Those who read it decades ago would be well served by a revisit because the book’s care and attention to legal language remain uniquely powerful.



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