The Language of the Law

Resource Publications, 2004 - 526 pagina's
This work for law students offers a critical account of the development and present state of the language of law. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography and an appendix of legal words and phrases. Scholarly but entertaining study of reasons, accidents, and habits which cause lawyers to talk and write as they do

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Language of the law not English
Use of French words not in the general vocabulary

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Over de auteur (2004)

A graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law School, a successful lawyer, and Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles, David Mellinkoff made significant progress in the battle against verbose legal language. He died in December of 2000 at age 85.

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