Monday, December 10, 2007

Legal-writing quiz 5

4. In the summer of 2001, Richard Posner and Bryan Garner debated a legal-writing issue in a magazine for judges. Garner's position was also featured in a New York Times article and has caused considerable discussion among judges and brief writers. What is the issue?

Answer: Putting all citations in footnotes. (Congratulations to NY IP)
Garner's piece in Court Review
Posner's response in Court Review
New York Times article

5. The Legal Writing Institute, a national organization for legal writing, analysis, and research, was founded in 1984. Until 2002, the same group of legal-writing faculty served as hosts for the Institute—even though they moved from one law school to another. Name the two law schools.

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