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About Legal Rhetoric

Legal rhetoric is a field that traditionally makes use of rhetoric to shape arguments, persuade individuals, and conduct its business. Trial rhetoric, in particular, can be usefully informed by the tradition of classical rhetoric that stresses the importance of ethos, pathos, and logos.

The information provided might be helpful for someone writing a legal document in a persuasive manner. The discussion helps show how ethos, pathos, and logos are embedded in the opening and closing statements and the importance of each of those tactics of technical writing in the legal field. This might be interesting to those who want to know how to develop a specific appeal within an argument, even if the person is not interested in the legal field.