Understanding parallel structure in legal writing is critical to success in law school. This article gives you some tips to develop your legal writing skills.
Don’t be that person who writes about the “statue of frauds” or “waving a privilege.” Instead, be the person who catches the tricky typos that spellcheck misses.
Nix the legalese! It’s stale, stuffy, and a huge turnoff for judges. Change “thereafter” to “later,” “instant case” to “here,” “inasmuch as” to “since,” and so on.
Verbs are the key to powerful writing. They make your writing fresh, distinct, and impactful—but not if they’re festering within stuffy old nouns. Now is the time to set your verbs free!