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Introducing Elegant Legal Writing

I am currently writing a book called Elegant Legal Writing that is under publisher review. To build an audience for the book and share what I am learning as I write it, I’ve decided to create a free blog and email newsletter with legal writing tips. You can read the first post and subscribe for free here. Thank you for your time and readership. —— Ryan McCarl (LinkedIn | Twitter | Blog) is an attorney and law professor in Los Angeles.

Introducing Second Stage, a newsletter and blog

It has been many years since I kept a personal blog, but I’ve decided to start again with a blog and email newsletter called “Second Stage.” You can read the first post and subscribe for free here. I’m not yet certain which direction Second Stage will go, but I hope you’ll subscribe and follow along. I anticipate writing short essays, memoir fragments, notes from my readings and travels, and recommendations for things I’ve discovered.

Claim preclusion across jurisdictions: navigating the labyrinth

The Daily Journal, a newspaper for California attorneys, just published my article Claim preclusion across jurisdictions: navigating the labyrinth. I approached this article in part as a teaching and writing exercise, and as a chance to articulate some of the problem-solving methods I apply to legal questions. I did my best to simplify a complicated subject while keeping the article readable.