Clear Writing Can Make Or Break A Case, Study Says

Law360, New York (July 25, 2016, 5:35 PM EDT) -- Clear writing in legal briefs wins cases, according to the results of a new study, which found that there is a clear statistical correlation between the clarity of a brief requesting summary judgment and the likelihood that a judge will grant the request.

In a draft academic paper published by the Social Science Research Network earlier this month, Shaun B. Spencer, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth, and Adam Feldman, a Columbia Law School fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the...
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