LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)


LGST 249
Legal Literacy (OCW)

Study Guide

Unit 5: Legal Language

Learning Objectives

After completing Unit 5 you should be able to:

  1. list some characteristics of legal language that have been criticized
  2. describe some features of legal discourse
  3. explain the history of legal vocabulary
  4. explain the concept of plain legal language
  5. list some improvements in legal language that can make it more understandable
  6. give some examples of language rights