Plain English in Legal Writing
3 February 2014
Emeritus Professor Peter Butt teaches this offshore postgraduate intensive at Robinson College, Cambridge in late April/early May.
During Plain English in Legal Writing, you will analyse the role of plain English in legal writing, with particular emphasis on contract drafting, property documents, statutes, and advice-writing.
You will also examine the reasons for the 'traditional' style of legal writing, the research into the advantages and disadvantages of plain English, and the techniques for writing law in plain English.
Topics covered include:
Emeritus Professor Peter Butt is the Founding Director, Centre for Plain Legal Language and Lecturer and author in land law, native title, and legal drafting.
He is the past President of Clarity (an international plain language association) and has delivered papers at conferences and seminars in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, England, Canada, United States of America, on the topics of legal drafting and land law.
He is consultant to Australian Government on land law aspects of Native Title Act 1993 and to the New South Wales Law Reform Commission on various reforms to property law.
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Plain English in Legal Writingis available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:
Legal practitioners can count this unit of study towards Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Candidates can elect to complete the assessment, claim the MCLE or CPD points and then count the unit towards a degree at a later stage.
Alternatively, candidates can elect not to complete the assessment but still claim the MCLE or CPD points.
To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries regarding enrolment, please contact the Postgraduate Team.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202