Title

A Show Don’t Tell Lesson on Plain Language

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

To create enthusiasm about plain language on day one, appeal to your law students’ competitive spirit. This article describes an in-class contest that encourages students to translate legalese into English. The article also describes a “show, don’t tell” approach to teaching plain language. The teaching method shows students how to revise their own epic sentences into plain language.

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