Good with Words

Writing and Editing

Subjects: Law, Legal Writing, Language Arts & Disciplines, Editing & Proofreading
Imprint: Maize Books
Open Access : 9781607855620, 246 pages, 6 x 9, May 2019
Paperback : 9781607854746, 246 pages, 6 x 9, May 2019
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If your success at work or in school depends on your ability to communicate persuasively in writing, you’ll want to get Good with Words. Based on a course that law students at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago have called "outstanding," "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G," and "the best course I have ever taken," the book brings together a collection of concepts, exercises, and examples that have also helped improve the advocacy skills of people pursuing careers in many other fields—from marketing, to management, to medicine.

Patrick Barry is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. An All-American soccer player in college, he holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago—where he won the Wayne Booth Prize in Teaching Excellence—and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. He also now regularly works with law firms, state governments, and non-profit organizations to improve their written and spoken advocacy.