Law Day Brings Back Civics Education

{3:16 minutes to read}  Along with the arts, civics education has fallen by the wayside in recent years. But Law Day offers a measure of resistance to this trend. Sponsored by the ABA, Law Day gives legal professionals the opportunity to talk to students, from elementary through high school, about different concepts related to government and law. Students get to learn about the law and explore how those ideas — which can often seem esoteric — play out in issues they see every day. 

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Part V: Why Bother

One delightful string of adjectives describes legal writing as

flabby, prolix, obscure, opaque, ungrammatical, dull, boring, redundant, disorganized, gray, dense, unimaginative, impersonal, foggy, infirm, indistinct, stilted, arcane, confused, heavy-handed, jargon and cliché ridden, ponderous, weasling, overblown, psuedointellectual, hyperbolic, misleading, incivil, labored, bloodless, vacuous, evasive, pretentious, convoluted, rambling, incoherent, choked, archaic, orotund, and fuzzy.

Ouch.

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