Our friends at Legal Writing Prof Blog report some sad news: the death of Richard Wydick. He was a renowned law professor and author. His classic, Plain English for Lawyers, was, for many of us, our introduction to good legal writing. When I was in law school in the 1980s, it was one of our legal-writing textbooks. Years later, when I taught an undergraduate course in legal writing, I used the fourth edition as a textbook. Through the five editions of that book, he influenced generations of legal writers.