Legal Language

Tiersma Peter M
Statutes, judicial opinions, contracts, deeds, and wills profoundly affect our daily lives, but their language tends to be often nearly impossible to understand. In this lively history of legal language, Peter Tiersma slices through the thicket of legalese, explaining where it comes from, why lawyers continue to cling to it,... Read More
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Statutes, judicial opinions, contracts, deeds, and wills profoundly affect our daily lives, but their language tends to be often nearly impossible to understand. In this lively history of legal language, Peter Tiersma slices through the thicket of legalese, explaining where it comes from, why lawyers continue to cling to it, and why it's doesn't have to be an inevitable feature of our legal system.

"Legal Language will resonate with lawyers . . . and any non-lawyer who has waded through legal documents, or has tuned in to the latest trial on Court TV."-Carmie D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Boston Book Review

"[A] masterful, highly readable, and enjoyable book. . . . Legal Language is truly a fun book to read."-David Schultz, Law and Politics Book Review

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226803031
ISBN-13 9780226803036
GTIN-13 9780226803036
GTIN-14 09780226803036
Author Tiersma Peter M
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 328
Publication Date May 14, 2000
Dimension 6.18 in 9.08 in 0.82 in