This article posits that empirical and scientific studies of legal writing are a necessary, but largely absent, area of legal writing scholarship. Part II of this article describes the current status of empirical and scientific studies specifically addressing legal writing. Part III reminds readers that, despite their usefulness, empirical studies are not the absolute panacea to the dearth of science-based legal writing scholarship. Part IV explains, using specific examples, why science and empirical studies specifically addressing legal writing are necessary. Finally, Part V urges scholars to engage in science-based legal writing scholarship in order to fill the void.
Lance N. Long,
Is There Any Science Behind the Art of Legal Writing?,
16 Wyo. L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/wlr/vol16/iss2/2