Now in its fourth edition, Wydick's book stands the test of time. With its affordable price, this book is the most cost-effective teaching tool available to legal writing instructors. It teaches the legal profession how to learn and practice basic techniques of good writing through examples from briefs, statutes, and other legal writings. It also provides practical exercises so that readers may try out their new-found insights. <P>The fourth edition includes a subsection on syntactic ambiguity and a subsection with ideas for drafting statutes, rules, and other formal documents, as well as updated endnotes and many new exercises. <P>Plain English for Lawyers has proven itself to be one of the most essential tools for law students and practicing lawyers alike, and Wydick's humorous demonstrations of legalese endear this book to both students and faculty.