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Say The Magic Word: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Contract Drafting Choices, Lori D. Johnson Jan 2015

Say The Magic Word: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Contract Drafting Choices, Lori D. Johnson

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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 analysis of methods of communicating ideas – to drafters’ use of the term “time is of the essence” sheds light on the dominant motivations of drafters …


Effective Contract Drafting: Indentifying The Building Blocks Of Contracts, Lori D. Johnson Jan 2013

Effective Contract Drafting: Indentifying The Building Blocks Of Contracts, Lori D. Johnson

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