McElhaney on briefwriting
The editor is the writer’s best friend.

If you write for publication

If you write for publication (law reviews, bar journals, magazines), then you’ll benefit from Framing Academic Articles, by Gregory G. Colomb and the late Joseph M. Williams. It describes how to write an introduction that grabs readers’ attention—how to make readers care about your arcane legal topic.

The article appears in the latest issue of Perspectives, a free newsletter published by West for teachers of legal research and writing. Although most of the articles are geared toward teachers, each issue also carries one article on writing tips, which practitioners who care about improving their own writing will find useful. To subscribe to the hard copy, click here.