Garner’s Coursebook on Drafting and Editing Contracts, 2019
Bryan A. Garner, the editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, has long championed not only better contract drafting but also better legislative drafting, rule drafting, brief-writing, and legal writing generally. With Garner’s Coursebook on Drafting and Editing Contracts, Garner draws on more than 30 years of experience in teaching contract drafting and in consulting on contracts for multinational companies. With 150 blackletter principles, Garner explains how to prepare contracts that are both precise and readable. The richly illustrated text is easy to follow, and Garner’s improvements on old-style drafting are immediately apparent. The exercises are both challenging and fun. Never before has the field of contract drafting been so lucidly, elegantly, and thoroughly explained. And never before has a coursebook on contracts been so interesting to read.