Crash Course in Legal Writing
A 30-minute, four-step regimen for how to jump-start your writing skills, presented by Bryan A. Garner, the best-selling author of several major writing texts and editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary.
30 days from date of license purchase.
January 19; 2011; Full review: November 30, 2020
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Want more focused training on specific legal-writing skills? Professor Bryan A. Garner has created over 40 hours here for you. Learn the skills of legal writing and take the mystery out of the art.
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