Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD
Legal Comm. & Rhetoric
This article reports the findings of an empirical study of writing experts mentioned in popular legal style books. The study shows that these experts are overwhelmingly men. This study complements the many other studies showing that gender and racial bias exists throughout the legal profession, but it focuses on one area that has not yet been examined: bias in books that give writing advice to lawyers. I call these books “legal style books.” The area of legal writing advice books is admittedly niche. However, it is worth studying because writing is central to lawyering.