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Law Guide: Understanding Legal English

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Understanding Legal English


  • Edward W. Daigneault, Drafting International Agreements in Legal English (Manz, 2005)


  • Kevin J. Fandl, Lost in Translation: Effective Legal Writing for the International Legal Community (LexisNexis, 2013)


  • Mark E. Wojcik, Introduction to Legal English: An Introduction to Legal Terminology, Reasoning, and Writing for Lawyers, Law Students, and Business Professionals Who Speak English as a Second Language, 3d ed. (International Law Institute, c2009)

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Legal Language

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JCU Learning Centre Guides:

Legal English (2018). Free Guides. The A to Z guide to legal phrases. [online] Available at:  [Accessed 23 Oct. 2018].

State Courts Singapore. (2018). English - Chinese Glossary of Terms commonly used in the proceedings of the Subordinate Courts. [online] Available at:  [Accessed 23 Oct. 2018].

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