3 introduction the law is a profession of words - david mellinkoff 1 by means of written language national constitutions come into existence, laws and.
The close connection between philosophy of language and philosophy of law has been recognized for decades through the work of many influential legal philosophers. A graduate of stanford and harvard law school, a successful lawyer, and professor of law at the university of california at los angeles, david mellinkoff made significant progress in the battle against verbose legal language. One of the great paradoxes about the legal profession is that lawyers are, on the one hand, among the most eloquent users of the english language while, on the other, they are perhaps its most notorious abusers.
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In our last post, we provided some examples of recent scholarship that rely on the view, which we have defended, that the constitution is written in the language of law they are not consistent with the view that the constitution is written in ordinary language. The language of law school and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app.