A Day in the Life of the American Contract

Originally published in May 2016 Do practicing lawyers get to vote on legal-writing controversies? Not if you ask some self-styled pundits. Like other forms of writing, legal writing has its descriptivists (“Here’s how lawyers do write”) and its prescriptivists (“Here’s how lawyers should write”). The prescriptivists, who dominate the field, have the virtues of idealism and of trying to foment large-scale change in…

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The BriefCatch Contracts Challenge

How many errors can you find in these sentences from actual contracts? Match wits with BriefCatch! Nothing in this Agreement requires Pubco to register any securities pursuant to the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended. Pubic Offering. Subject only to the last sentence of Section 5.1, and not subject to any of…

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