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Say the Magic Word: A Rhetorical Analysis of Contract Drafting Choices

  title={Say the Magic Word: A Rhetorical Analysis of Contract Drafting Choices},
  author={L. D. Johnson},
Drafters of complex contracts often face a thorny dilemma – determining whether to retain “magic words” included in form documents, especially when considering the advice of current contract style scholars advocating for the removal of all traditional contract prose. But the drafter need not remove all terms that serve as elegant shorthand for more convoluted legal concepts, particularly where the inclusion of the term advances client interests. The application of rhetorical criticism – the… Expand
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Introduction to ON PHILOSOPHY IN AMERICAN LAW, at xiv
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Being concise means saying all that needs to be said with the fewest number of words. . . concision is an essential element of good drafting
  • 2007
T]he elimination of unnecessary words enhances the readability and understanding of what is written
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        Replace wordy phrases