Clerking this summer?? Judicial Writing Manual updated

It only took them 22 years, but the Federal Judicial Center updated their Judicial Writing Manual recently. It’s a simple guide for new judges and law clerks on how to write opinions, including the statement of facts and discussion of legal principles. The guide includes a sample memorandum opinion, summary order, dispositions and dissenting and concurring opinions. It’s an interesting read for those interested in how opinions come to be.

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