LASC annual report
Bridging the Gap — Spring 2024 Edition

Bias in deciding who’s a legal-writing expert

Chew“To be blunt, I think the results of my study suck.” That’s how Professor Alexa Z. Chew described what she found when she examined the people held up as legal-writing experts. Long story short, the people held up as legal-writing authorities in legal-writing books by white male authors are mostly other white males. In her article, The Fraternity of Legal Style, she describes her methodology and the thought-provoking and, well, sucky results.

To read the abstract, follow this link. To go directly to the PDF article, follow this link.


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