February 5, 2021

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Pacific Time

Legal Writing with Judge Bacharach (10th Cir.)


Join the La Verne ACS Student Chapter as we welcome Judge Bacharach (10th Circ.), who will provide our students with a presentation of his book, Legal Writing–A Judge’s Perspective on the Lessons from Science and Rhetoric. This book is a unique text on legal writing. It draws on lessons from the field of psycholinguistics, which involves the study of how the human brain processes and stores language. For example, psycholinguistics have studied how quickly or slowly we read particular types of passages, how the human brain filters written language, and how the brain stores certain information for recall and not other information. But the book is not an academic foray into science. The book uses these scientific principles to show how attorneys, judges, and law students can improve the clarity and memorability of their legal writing. The book illustrates these lessons with numerous examples from accomplished advocates, judges, and orators, such as FDR, Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr.