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.
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Ryan McCarl (LinkedIn | Twitter | Blog) is an attorney and law professor in Los Angeles.
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.
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.