Butterick suggests that some courts may require monospaced fonts. The examples show successful writing to evaluate. All literary people have a good hand. Garner shows you how to master the art, even with multiple questions, and to improve the legal analysis.
Last updated August 16th, In my practice, I used to underline once and a while to emphasize particular words because the Bluebook requires case names to be italicized and I wanted to distinguish between the two. Fonts such as Courier and Monaco are monospaced fonts, meaning that every character is the same width.
So change your default settings in Wordand make sure that you do not use superscripted ordinals. Monospaced fonts are another holdover from the typewriter era. Be careful — you can iron in bad habits as well as good. Everyone can take something new from this seminar. Instead, it covers much more material, and the coursebook supplies all the answers to editorial problems.
What's wanted is your best thought about how a court will come down on an issue.
So follow Butterick, and use one space after punctuation marks, including periods. You'd be better off setting up the problem in separate sentences totaling no more than 75 words: You occasionally will see some opinions written in monospaced fonts.
That's your biggest challenge. In materials describing the Deep Issue and also with examples of actual issue statements framed as the Deep Issue, Professor Garner will teach you something that will revolutionize your writing.
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In-class exercises were helpful. It will keep your mind fresh and you will be more efficient. On a typewriter, underlining was the only way to emphasize text. Besides, you should never turn in tentative work—it's better to be a little late than wrong. There should only be one space.
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Garner out of 5 stars Author: Bryan A Garner. I’m not disagreeing with anything you said about fonts, but I do think using Arial or Times New Roman is legal writing malpractice.
And, even if the Minnesota courts insist on using two spaces between sentences (so do many law reviews, for that matter), you won’t find a single non-legal book on your shelf with two spaces, and the 7th Circuit’s typography guide (no other circuit has.
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